Wednesday, July 15, 2009

78. To Kill a Mocking Bird

By:  Harper Lee
From:  Library
Rated:  5+++++

I stayed up until after 11 pm last night which is unheard of for me and finished To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I was asking my self why I had never read this absolutely marvelous book before now?    Every person in American was required to read this book in high school, how did I miss it?  Then I checked the publication date.  AHA, it was published in 1960 and I graduated from High School in 1953.  In 1960 I was living in Puerto Rico and coping with a house full of small boys.  But better late than never.  It is possibly one of the best books I have ever read.  I ordered the movie from amazon a minute ago.

Product Description

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred
One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis of an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father -- a crusading local lawyer -- risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
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