To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by Backyard Urban Gardening on Sunday, December 31, 2006


I recently finished reading this Harper Lee novel for the first time.

If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend that you do. The fact that it's still available in all major book stores 44 years after it's first publication is a testament to the power and influence this book has had on American literary culture.

Told from a child's point of view, the book addresses what in the late 1950's and early 1960' was most certainly a taboo subject. There are many cultural issues discussed in the book that most members of Generation X take for granted. The book provides a compelling and informative social commentary about societal attitudes in the depression era from someone who lived it on a daily basis.

I've read very few books that have moved me emotionally like this book did. I haven't seen the movie starring Gregory Peck, but the next time it's on TNT I've got to make a point to watch it.

2 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

Yes, To Kill a Mockingbird -- what a wonderful book. Magical, one of those you read and stays with you always.

The movie is excellent, too -- I think it does honor to the book.

Marianne Arkins said...

This is one of the few "classics" that I truly enjoyed. A very good read, and the movie did it justice.

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