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Mike (the Paladin) I couldn't agree with you more.


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Zoe Great review, Stephen.


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Stephen Thanks, Sara. This is one of those "shout from the rooftops" books for me.


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Trudi Awesome review Stephen! I particularly love this!!!: "Lee’s prose is silky smooth and as cool as the other side of the pillow" :D :D So. Very. Nice.

I'm listening to this right now as an audiobook read by Sissy Spacek and am really enjoying it. I listen to a little each night and love that it's become my bedtime ritual to slip back into Scout and Jem's world for a little while, falling off to sleep to Atticus's calm and dignified words.


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Stephen Trudi wrote: "Awesome review Stephen! I particularly love this!!!: "Lee’s prose is silky smooth and as cool as the other side of the pillow" :D :D So. Very. Nice..."

Thanks, Trudi. I saw that this had come out on audio and was thinking of getting it. Is Sissy doing a good job on the narration?


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Trudi I'm loving her narration Stephen, but I'm a huge fan of hers anyway and adore her voice. For prose that's so silky smooth though, it really deserves to be read aloud :)


message 8: by Vivian (last edited Jun 21, 2015 06:59PM) (new)

Vivian Stephen, this is my all-time favorite book.


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Stephen Vivian wrote: "Stephen, This is my all-time favorite book."

It is certainly one of mine. It would be really hard for me to narrow it down to just one so I wimp out and just have a group of all time favorites.


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Stephen Trudi wrote: "I'm loving her narration Stephen, but I'm a huge fan of hers anyway and adore her voice. For prose that's so silky smooth though, it really deserves to be read aloud :)"

Well said.


message 11: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Oh yes, this is a beautiful book. It has been years since I've read it. Perhaps I should do so again.


message 12: by Checkman (new)

Checkman I agree with Stacey. It's a great book. Very good review.


message 13: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Checkman wrote: "I agree with Stacey. It's a great book. Very good review."

Thank you, Checkman. Always nice to hear.


message 14: by Bridget (new)

Bridget One of my favorite books & movies of all time. Great review.


message 15: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thanks, Bridget. I have not seen the movie yet, but you just reminded me that I need to get it.


message 16: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie My 15 y/o son came to me just yesterday to tell me that he had found a battered copy of this book and his teacher let him keep it. He was surprised at the title. He said "I always thought it was 'Tequila Mockingbird'. So what is this about?" LOL!


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Stephen Stephanie wrote: "He said "I always thought it was 'Tequila Mockingbird'. So what is this about?" LOL!"

Priceless.


message 18: by Rickey (new)

Rickey I read this in high school in the late 1960's, but your review made me think I really need to read it again.


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Stephen Rickey wrote: "I read this in high school in the late 1960's, but your review made me think I really need to read it again."

I remember being a bit bored with the story when I read it earlier in life and then (as you you can see) loving it when I read it as an adult. I think sometimes we are exposed to certain classics at the wrong time in life and it prevents us from going back to them when we would most appreciate them.


message 20: by Alex (last edited May 29, 2011 04:32AM) (new)

Alex Reading of this book should be complemented by reading Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" ...


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Stephen Alex wrote: "Reading of this book should be complemented by reading Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" ..."

I would also recommend Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass as I found it a far more powerful work on the evils of slavery.


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babyhippoface Stephen wrote: "Rickey wrote: "I read this in high school in the late 1960's, but your review made me think I really need to read it again."

I remember being a bit bored with the story when I read it earlier in..."


I agree completely. Many high school students aren't mature enough to appreciate the profound nature of Lee's work. I think it's brilliant, and Atticus Finch is the single greatest hero in all of literature.


message 23: by Juna (new)

Juna great review. totally agree :)


message 24: by Mike (new)

Mike Thanks for the great review. I thought I was done with this one ages ago in high school, back when I thought real literature was The Martian Chronicles. Clearly, I missed a thing or two. Now, because I read your review, dammit, I just have to add this to my ever growing “to-read” list so I can join the Atticus Finch Fan Club and make you flush with happy. Thanks. A lot. Really.


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Exactly.


message 26: by Mike (new)

Mike Mission accomplished. A new member of the Atticus Finch Fan Club reporting "Present and accounted for Sir!"


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Stephen Mike wrote: "Mission accomplished. A new member of the Atticus Finch Fan Club reporting "Present and accounted for Sir!""

Outstanding. Glad to have you, aboard!!


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Stephen Cortney wrote: "Thank you for this review. This book is one of my all time favorites."

You are very welcome. That is nice of you to say, Cortney. I'm glad you liked it.


message 29: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Valentine Completely agree. I'm re-reading it right now and am STUNNED by how powerful it is -- especially now.


message 30: by Stephen (new)

Stephen You are so right, Kathleen. This is one I will probably re-read every few years from now on. It's just wonderful.


message 31: by Janet (new)

Janet Read this in grade school. Loved it then, love it now. Intro'd my daughter to it and she loves it as much as I. Can't believe the people who think it is a crap book!!!


message 32: by Gail (new)

Gail Pettie I completely agree. I love this book, it will be one of very few i will read and re read over many years.


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The quote is so true...
Nice book.


message 34: by Estefani (new)

Estefani Menéndez Totally agree!!!!!


message 35: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Perez even though people know that "is important we need a reminder to see someone else point of view i like the " in sted of getting the idea that courge is a man with a gun in his hand. its when you know your licked befor you begain but you begain anyway and see it through no matter what " i like this book to it has a lot of reminders and it teaches you a lot.


message 36: by Zee (new)

Zee Absolutely agree with this review. I didn't read this in school, this was the first time I'd read it and had no preconceptions about it, no idea what it was even about. But it blew me away. 'Life changer' is a very true way to describe it, no exaggeration. Anyone who has a problem with this book or calls it naïve should take a good look at themselves. :)


The_Paperback_Peruser Wow! Great review! My love for this book multiplied tenfold!


message 38: by Isabelle (new)

Isabelle Wokoma Couldn't have said it better myself Stephen.


message 39: by Maryam (new)

Maryam amazing review of a truly amazing book.


message 40: by Usman (new)

Usman Abba Well! I must say that is a good quote by insight review.


message 42: by Downrightdawlish (new)

Downrightdawlish Thats brilliant


message 43: by Melina (new)

Melina I agree with you, great review!


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