Beer: Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.5 of 10)
Comments: This bubbly amber-colored beer with a thick head smells of cinnamon spice, and has an appropriately sweet pumpkin flavor up front with a bitter aftertaste. There’s light lacing, bit of a lingering head, and a light mouthfeel. Definitely a pumpkin delight for the season.
Beer: Oktoberfest Bier
Brewer: Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co.
Source: Draft, in a beer stein
Rating: ** (6.3 of 10)
Comments: I quaffed a stein of this seasonal beer, which is copper in color with lots of bubbles and a thin head. It offers a mild, grainy aroma and has a nice graham cracker flavor with a hint of honey followed by an acidic aftertaste. Nice lacing on the glass. This is your basic Oktoberfest Märzen and good for the occasion.
Author :Truman Capote
Title: In Cold Blood
Narrator: Scott Brick
Publication Info: New York, NY : Random House Audio, p2006.
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This is one of those books that’s long been on the list of “Why haven’t I read this yet?” In Cold Blood is known for being the prototypical non-fiction work written in the novelistic style and a forerunner of the true crime genre. Through Capote’s extensive research he is able to recreate before, during, and after of a brutal quadruple murder in Holcomb, Kansas from the points of view of the victims, perpetrators, investigators, and variety of friends, neighbors, and townsfolk. Capote’s writing style is impeccable and the story is griping. Yet there’s a nagging doubt in my mind of just how much of this is true to life and how much was designed to make a good story. Despite being a well-written story, there’s also is a gratuitousness to it that left me feeling a bit dirty afterwards.
Recommended books: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.