#28 – To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Harper Lee‘s classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century. – Publishers Website

I so loved this classic novel ! At the time I finished it, I also watched the movie adaptation as well.  I have to say in my honest opinion the movie should be remade.  As I watched it, it seemed to me it just wasn’t the same.  The time in which the book was placed couldn’t have been more lopsided in the movie.  The staging and props for the movie I felt were more of like a 1960’s period of time instead of the 1930-1935 timeline as told in the novel.  I did love the brashness of the town, the people, the situation.  On its 50th Anniversary of being published and being voted as the best novel of the 20th century, as well as the many other accolades this novel and the author have received,  this novel will be in my vast collection of books for life.  I will read it again and again.  Just a fabulous book.  If you haven’t already read it or have read it previously, go and re-read it, it is just that wonderful of a book.

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  1. Pingback: Book Review> Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee « Paucis Verbis

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