Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

  • Title:  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Author:  Harper Lee
  • Borrowed from DC Public (Audiobook)
  • Started:  5/12/2015
  • Finished: 5/20/2015 
My great hidden shame has finally been exercised.  The college literature major, from the south, who had never read Lee's classic is gone forever.  Despite knowing the characters names, and catching pieces of the famous film here and there, I had never read the book or seen the movie from start to finish.
With the recent news of the (unauthorized?) prequel that has been released, I thought I should finally get my act together and read what many consider to be one of the greatest books ever written.
Hard to argue with those who believe so.  I wish I had read it as a high school student, seems like it could have led to good classroom discussions.  None the less I was often mesmerized, finished the book this morning on a hour long run in DC, and found myself choking up several times.

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