Saturday, October 26, 2013

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

Today we will start the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge. 

First off there are a few rules:
Read just one novel from each state
Any genre (I will mainly be in the mystery or spy area)
The Challenge is being managed by Kerri and Col over at COL'S CRIMINAL LIBRARY

 So to start ourselves off with the state of Alabama.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I read this book in high school and also saw the film some years ago.

Tomboy Scout Finch comes of age in a small Alabama town during a crisis in 1935. She admires her father Atticus, how he deals with issues of racism, injustice, intolerance and bigotry, his courage and his love.

The place is Maycomb, Alabama. The finalist for the Most Boring Town in America. Few people move in, fewer move out, so it's just the same families doing the same things for generation after generation. Families like the Finches: Scout, her brother Jem, and their father Atticus. Every summer Scout and Jem are joined by Dill Harris, who shares their obsession with the local haunted house, the Radley Place, and the boogeyman who lives there, Boo Radley.  

Print Version
Written by Nelle Harper Lee (1926-)
  J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1960

Movie Version (1962)
Directed by Robert Mulligan (1925-2008)
Gregory Peck (1916-2003) as Atticus Finch
Mary Badham (1952-) as Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
Phillip Alford (1948-)as Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch
Robert Duvall (1931-) as Arthur "Boo" Radley

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.

1 comment:

  1. Scott - What an excellent choice for Alabama! A truly classic novel.