5th April 2005, 04:32 AM
To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee
I am currently reading this absolute treasure of a novel. I have seen the movie before and I remember being enthralled by the charming children and their southern gentleman father played marvellously by Gregory Peck ( Best Actor Oscar for his splendid performance). Please share your thoughts on this intricately detailed delightful book, if you've read it. I highly recommend this novel for anyone interested in reading fiction that is similar to the genre of "Swamy and friends" and "Prathapa Mudaliar Sarithram" poignantly infusing racial injustice in a poor town in Alabama during the Depression era.
There used to be an old thread by this title but I couldn't find it now, hence the new thread...
5th April 2005 04:32 AM
26th April 2005, 10:44 AM
I agree with you about Gregory peck's sterling performance in the movie - the movie and the man himself have remained my favourites till today!
I read the book ages ago, when I was still in my teens and did not think much about it until I saw the movie and then, I appreciated the book...silly isn't it? Just saw the topic in this forum and thought of penning down my 2 cents' worth.
Happy Reading - am sure you'll enjoy it and you can picture Gregory as you're reading the book....
29th April 2005, 12:05 AM
Havent seen the movie yet but read the book a couple of times. The book ponders into many realities which are tough to grasp at first. Atticus is sure an inspiring human being. Enjoy reading
29th April 2005, 12:56 AM
Glad you're back! Yes I did picture Peck as Atticus while reading the book and I loved it!! The movie absolutely is my all time favorite and I agree, I worship Gregory Peck too!!
Hi and thanks for your response. I finished the book long ago and re-read many parts that strike some indescribable chord deep in the soul....
I don't think I can find the right words to describe Atticus. He is the epitome of righteousness without the element of ideality, that makes him very much human and tangible. Since I had seen the movie before reading the book, I was constantly picturing Gregory Peck as Atticus while reading. He has nothing short of immortalized Atticus!
21st November 2006, 08:37 AM
22nd November 2006, 11:45 PM
love this book.i also loved the character of scout......A's tomboyish daughter and how the author portrays the struggle in the story perceived through the kids'innocent eyes. very endearing.
2nd December 2006, 03:51 PM
I too have seen this movie. His acting was great.
Liberty is my religion. Liberty of hand and brain -- of thought and labor. Liberty is the blossom and fruit of justice -- the perfume of mercy. Liberty is the seed and soil, the air and light, the dew and rain of progress, love and joy.
16th March 2007, 03:47 AM
This book is actually amazing!
Boo Radley scared the day lights outta me at the beginning...but then at the end
dont wanna give too much away hehe lolz
its soo gd!
its mainly on the racial segragation in America right? well...its based aroundd that....kinda like Roll of Thunder, Hear my cry...but To kill a mocking bird is from the whtie peoples eyes....ROTHMC is from the black peoples eyes...mmmmmmmm! awesome bks!
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24th April 2007, 06:07 PM
I love the book. Atticus Finch is really a character I admire. Sensible, headstrong and supportive ,he is also a good father to his kid.
Ending was sad though. Guess the jury couldn't come to the fact that black men can be innocent too, as much as white women can be guilty
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5th December 2007, 10:59 PM