Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2010

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Has anyone read Harper Lee's book"To Kill a Mockingbird?" I understand it's required reading in many schools today although it wasn't when I went to school. My eldest daughter did a book report on it, and, though I never read the book, I saw the movie version and enjoyed it very much. If you read it , what did you think about it?

  2. #2
    In the fog Charles Darnay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    trapped in a prologue.
    Blog Entries
    It is a wonderful book. I have read it/taught it a few times now, and I never get tired of it. The Gregory Beck version does the book justice, but I would recommend reading it all the same.
    I wrote a poem on a leaf and it blew away...

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Cool Harper Lee has joined the ranks of successful authors

    who have quit writing because of the success of a previous novel; eg, Margaret Mitchell and Truman Capote. The movie and book are excellent, but I wish she hadn't quit writing, and followed the example of Daphne Du Maurier who kept on writing after Rebecca.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Darnay View Post
    It is a wonderful book. I have read it/taught it a few times now, and I never get tired of it. The Gregory Beck version does the book justice, but I would recommend reading it all the same.
    That's what I selected when the question came up as to the book I would not like to die without reading.

  5. #5
    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Tweet @ScherLitNet
    Easily one of my "10-Must-Reads" of all times. And the movie is wonderful as well but it only enriches the experience of the book, never makes up for it.

    Charles> I wasn't aware that you were a career teacher.
    "It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”

  6. #6
    Registered User Clovis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    This information is good to know. I'd seen the film, a great film. Now I know the book is considered a must despite this.


  7. #7
    Registered User kelby_lake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    It's fine. It's one of those books that you'll probably enjoy reading but not worth going to great effort to.

  8. #8
    somewhere else Helga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    on the ice in the middle of the sea
    Blog Entries
    I liked the book very much but there was so much build up for it I kinda was disappointed.

    I will always recommend it if asked but it's one of those books you hear so much about you think it should be the best book ever, it's not but very good.
    I hope death is joyful, and I hope I'll never return -Frida Khalo

    If I seem insensitive to what you are going through, understand it's the way I am- Mr. Spock

    Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing 'evil'–and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil. - Baudelaire

  9. #9
    God's Bluff Rainyhawaii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    I loved the book and hated the movie, but that's just the typical books are too good to be turned into movies kind of thing. I had to read it for school, finished it in a day, then went out and bought my own copy so I could always have it. I don't even re-read books unless I completely forget what happens in them. Completely forget. It takes a ranking in my top ten as well.
    Redemption is held in the hearts of those that are willing, not the sceptres of those who don't believe in giving them that chance. ~ Colton Robinsmith

    When winds take forests in their paws
    The universe is still
    ~Emily Dickinson

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Haven't read it, but I liked the film adaptation of it.

Similar Threads

  1. To kill a mockingbird - help with understanding!
    By wannabe in forum General Literature
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-08-2012, 10:16 AM
  2. To kill a mockingbird
    By Dixon in forum Short Story Sharing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-25-2010, 06:21 PM
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird
    By accadacca in forum General Literature
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 08-17-2008, 04:08 PM
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird
    By thomaswake16 in forum Book & Author Requests
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-01-2004, 04:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts