To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Set in a sleepy town in South Alabama during the Great Depression in the 1930s, this is a multi-layered story which dissects the white and black commu...

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ProThought provoking, classic book that is still rele...

ConsSomewhat dated, a tragedy

QUOTE ""If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house...

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Excellent

ProOne of THE great books of our time

ConsA Little heavy at times

The BBC’s Big Read Top 21 featured some real heavyweights of the literary world. With a real shot in the arm for the reading fraternity, a number of books have come back into fashion, one of which is the Pulitzer prize winning “To Kill A Mocking Bird”. The front cover of the paperback proclaims...

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Excellent

“One Book Wonder”

published 12/09/2004

ProInspiring, full of underlying themes

Consyou'll want to read it again!

Harper Lee, the author of ‘To kill a mockingbird’ is the one hit wonder of the literacy world. This was the only book that she ever wrote and this fact alone will never fail to baffle me. This lady is obviously a fantastic writer as she has written one novel that has not only gone down in history...

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Excellent

“To Kill A Mockingbird!”

published 23/09/2012

Proable to relate to most people, thought provoking, ...

Cons--

In May I finished my AS Level year and so through the summer I made it one of my very many things on my 'to do' list to read all the 'classic' books. It wasn't until Victoria Beckham's daughter was born, who she named 'Harper' supposedly after the author of her favourite book that I remembered...

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Excellent

ProA fascinating book, written from the heart

Consnone I can think of.

What is justice? That's the kind of question many of us ask from time to time, whenever we read or see something that offends us, whether we think someone who is innocent and they are found guilty, or vice versa, or even when someone else wrongs another and 'justice' isn't done, or seen to be...

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Excellent

ProSuitable for a wide age range. An important story ...

ConsNone

I remember (aged twelve or thirteen) being in the classroom with my peers, seated on wooden chairs at wooden scarred desks, the sun shining in through the windows of the annexe building, as the new class reading books were given out. There were enough to go around, which made a change. Oh, the...

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Excellent

ProA brilliant review of the monsters which live next...

ConsThe detailing ramblings and rabbling of Scout some...

Since having just recently finished the English GCSE exam a few days ago (I wonder what’ll it’ll feel like when I read this op again a few years time) and still a few more to endure, I had to hand back this book and just realised that I’ll have to, yes, write this fresh from my head. Stimulate...

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Excellent

“Scout it out”

published 22/11/2002

ProA book that makes you think

ConsI would love to read a sequel

As this is my first book review, I wanted to write about a book that I absolutely adore and have read many times. I first read this book 20 years ago and I like to read it again every couple of years – I find that it’s charm never seems to diminish and each time the quality of writing...

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Excellent

ProNot too many pages

ConsBit slow to start with but worth persevering

I am currently on a mission to read as many classical novels as I can, in between more light-hearted books that are easier to read. I find that if I can read a book in a couple of days, it hasn’t stretched my mind although it is fun. A heavier read tends to haunt me for several weeks and I...

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Excellent

“3 years in Alabama.”

published 01/08/2001

ProIt can teach you a lot

Consnone

'To Kill A Mockingbird' is one of my favourite pieces of writing. Although I mainly refer to the novel format, its available as a play too which is where I’ve put this opinion and also as a film, I have enjoyed both the book and the film. The book was first published in 1960 and made into a...

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There are some strange books. Strange, not in the weird sense of the word – but strange, as in strangely fascinating. Books that make you want to be there; hovering in the background, watching. Perhaps that’s what you do when you read anyway though, if you can imagine the story well...

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Excellent

“An Oldy But A Goodie”

published 15/04/2006

Proa classic, plus a really good and moving book

Consmoved me to anger!

Well this is the sort of book that everyone seems to end up reading at one port or other in their lives, whether through being forced at school or just for pleasure, so there probably isn't that much point reviewing it, but I enjoyed it so why not? =) To Kill A Mockingbird. Probably the only book...

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Excellent

ProHighly enjoyable, phenomenally written, deep meani...

ConsYou may never read anything as good again...

With almost everything in the world, there is one object or brand in particular that is synonymous with the genre. When someone mentions sunglasses, you instantly think Ray Ban Aviators. Should the topic of fast cars come up, most people will be powerless to stop the famous prancing horse of...

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Excellent

ProGreat read!

ConsI have to do an essay on it!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD BY HARPER LEE This is a book I read in school last term and thoroughly enjoyed. I looked at prejudice and would like to share my investigation, enjoy. MAIN CHARACTERS ----------------------------- Atticus - Father of Scout and Jem, Lawyer Scout - Daughter of Atticus, the...

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Excellent

ProPortrays a very strong message, it will stay with ...

ConsNothing, well worth the read.

Whilst casually flipping through some so-and-so Sunday newspaper magazine something caught my eager eye. It was a Top Ten of books we should all read before we're six feet under. And the number one book was none other than Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'. I was compelled to read it and am...

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Product Information : To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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Set in a sleepy town in South Alabama during the Great Depression in the 1930s, this is a multi-layered story which dissects the white and black communities of the American South. Told with gentle humour, it focuses on religious turpitude and the ambivalence of adult morality.

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Type: Play, Fiction

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

ISBN: 0099419785; 0333398548; 0749301341

Genre: Modern Fiction

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