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Mike (the Paladin) I did this a while ago...but found a misspelling and did an edit to correct. (blushes) :)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Great review, Mike. I love Atticus Finch. One of the best characters ever written, IMHO.

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Kara I'm gonna openly admit that somewhere during my education in literature, there was a failing... this is one of those books that never made it through the void. I've added it to my to read list - I do try to through in an old classic every now and then. Both of you commenting on such a great character, is just more than I can miss! =)

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Kara throw, not through... why can't you ever edit comments?

message 5: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Feb 19, 2016 09:35PM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) You can. At the bottom of the comment is an edit tag... But I screw up that way a lot. For some reason when I'm typing quickly I tend to type "know" for "no". You'd think my brain would go the other way... Don't worry about it.

message 6: by Richard (new)

Richard Great review, Mike. I had to read this novel in high school (Grade 9 I think), and I loved it. I liked the film with Gregory Peck too.

message 7: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Feb 19, 2016 09:35PM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) When I was in the 9th grade it was 1966. The book was a Pulitzer winner, but we weren't reading it in school yet. I read it about then though. Probably was more likely to read it because it wasn't required. LOL

message 8: by Vincent (new)

Vincent Chough Mike... loved this one too. Definite 5 stars. Just read it this year!

message 9: by Mary JL (new)

Mary JL An incredible book. And Harper Lee wrote only this one book, as far as I know. It can be read and re-read and is still enjoyable.

Btw, Mike, have you seen the movie with Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch? Really captures the flavor of the novel. However, the book is better as it contains more.

Mike (the Paladin) Yes. It's one of the few movies that gets close to the book. They leave out very little (Scout and Jem's aunt doesn't show up or the episode with Atticus' brother, several things like that, Christmas and so on). It does capture the feel.

Lee actually did quite a bit of work on In Cold Blood as I understand it though she didn't get any special recognition by Truman Capote.

You are aware that Dil is based on Truman Capote who Lee knew as a child, right?

She also did some work on a follow up to TKaMb but apparently was never satisfied with it or something. I need to find a GOOD biography I guess.

message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue I totally agree. One of the best books I ever read.

Mike (the Paladin) I've always said that if I was put in a corner and forced to pick one favorite novel this would be it.

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