30 May, 2012

If there's one book you must read... Week #10

Book #10 'a commentary on race and equality' -- To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee



Chosen by the lovely, Sarah Deboe.

What Sarah says: 'I adore how the story is told through the innocent eyes of a child; and all the beautifully executed subtle references to race and equality.'

Amazon blurb: ''Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.'

To Kill a Mockingbird is still on my 'to read' list, I've had a copy for years but never got round to reading it. Have you read the novel? What are your thoughts?

If there's one book you think people must read, what is it? Let me know via twitter :)

MYSTRINGALING X


Buy To Kill a Mockingbird from Amazon.

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