Book #20 To Kill A Mockingbird

As an Alabamian, I have long loved this classic novel by Alabama author Harper Lee. I don’t know how many times I have read it – probably three or four. This time I listened to the audio version, which was read by Sissy Spacek. Her Texas drawl is authentic. A true Southerner can spot a fake southern accent within the first few words. 

Anyhoo, since 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of this beloved classic, I decided to give it another go. The writing is beautiful and spot on with life in a small Alabama town. I love the descriptions of long, lazy, hot summer days. And I know from experience that characters are indeed just as colorful as Miss Lee paints them. Oh, the eccentricities of life in a small town!

Since there are many festivities around the country marking the anniversary of TKAMB, there are many online resources available. Here is the original New York Times review of the book from 1960:

And a great article on an appearance made by the reclusive Harper Lee.

Speak Your Mind

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.