Never before have I enjoyed a written work that was completely factual as much as I did reading this book. In my opinion, because it is based on a real story, the characters, plot, and setting are even more intriguing.
I think of the Clutter family quite frequently. I wonder where their lives could have taken them had they not been cut short by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. I dream of Herb and Bonnie growing old together, Nancy and her boyfriend Bobby somehow living happily ever after, and Kenyon become the world's best engineer or something along those lines.
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Fifty-two years have passed since the Clutter family's lives were stolen that November night. It is a miracle that they have not been forgotten. In most cases of death, life goes on despite the loss of life. People move on, sometimes forgetting what has been done merely because that is the natural way. Yet, just two years ago, the town of Holcomb honored the Clutter family's 50th anniversary with the erecting of a memorial. It is amazing that the legacy of the Clutters lives on, despite the years that have gone by. The goodness that the family represented has not been forgotten.
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