Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Treat- To Kill a Mockingbird

As each of you know, I am an avid reader.  As late, I haven't read as much as I'd like, but it does not change the fact I have a passion for the written word.  Initially, I was not much of a reader, but my Mom, whom is the most prolific reader I know, knew just how to get me to read.  She turned me on to the classics, and the rest as they say is history (pun intended).  One of the first was, "To Kill A Mockingbird." It was written by Harper Lee.  The cool thing for me is that my Dad's, Father was born and raised close to Monroeville, Alabama, which happens to be the birthplace of Ms. Lee.

The book is a timeless classic that deals with coming of age, prejudices, and justice as seen through the eyes of a child in rural Alabama.  The story is one of an awakening to a not so perfect world.  This fictional account paints a picture of a simpler life and of growing up in a community dealing with racial prejudice, false accusations, and figuring out how to live through it.

If there is ever a book you read, I would encourage you to put "To Kill a Mockingbird," at the top of your list.

Although, there has never been a movie that is as good as the book, I would venture to guess that the movie adaptation may be in the top 5 of books brought to film.  It is as engrossing as the book and has a cast of characters that are exactly who you would envision while reading the book.  Gregory Peck's role as Atticus Finch is quite possibly my all time favorite portrayal by an actor in a movie.

After reading this book for yourself, I feel certain you will agree with many critics who claimed that "To Kill a Mockingbird," was the novel of the 20th century.

I will meet you in the balcony of the courtroom,

Boo Daddy


Sarah said...

Although I tend to be more along the lines of "That'll do pig" I agree, this is an amazing book.
God's blessings on your day,
PS I'll meet you in the balcony. Will you bring those little figures from the tree? I've always wanted to get my hands on those! ;>

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