To Kill a Mockingbird

Caitlin recommended I read Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" [Get it at Amazon UK | US] instead of some of the crappy books I enjoy. I'm glad she did, what a stellar read. I noticed it was one of the BBC's top 21 of Britain's favourite books and I also noticed in Waterstones that it has sold more than 30,000,000 copies. That's quite a lot. It is understandable however because this book oozes humanity. The trial of Tom Robinson, based on the Scottsboro case in 1930s Alabama, presented the book's young protagonist (Scout) and her brother (Jem) with issues which they handle mostly with model poise, inspired by the example set by their lawyer father Atticus. Why didn't I read this before now? More recommendations please...

Posted by Paul at January 29, 2004 01:40 AM |
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