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To Kill A Mockingbird - Available in July 2014


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Initial post: 29 Apr 2014 15:10:12 BDT
I look forward to re-reading this on my Kindle, but I'm a little bit sad that a beautiful anachronism disappears :(

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/28/harper-lee-ebook-to-kill-a-mockingbird

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 15:52:10 BDT
CBRetriever says:
shhhh, it's written in American English

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 18:42:42 BDT
Excellent. I've never read it.

Posted on 29 Apr 2014 20:28:08 BDT
Smudgeroonie says:
Brilliant - thanks for that. I love the book and have always wanted it on my Kindle - whoop!

!

Posted on 29 Apr 2014 21:41:07 BDT
Sharon4 says:
One of my favourite books. I'm really looking forward to having it on my Kindle.

Posted on 29 Apr 2014 22:31:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2014 22:34:10 BDT
I just gave a copy of this book to my boss last week!
and I love the fact that Dill is based on Harper Lee's childhood friend, Truman Capote.

But my all-time favourite quote about this book has to be by the inimitable Homer Simpson:

"Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin . . . but what good does that do me?"

one vote up for everyone from me xx

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 22:37:49 BDT
I think what I like, and respect, most of all is that Harper Lee seems to have said to herself "I have one book inside of me, and this was it". The temptation to churn them out, try more, earn more. I had a preconception of the book from the film (with Gregory Peck?) and it was nothing like my poor memory and a powerful read. Hope many people take the chance on it :)

Posted on 29 Apr 2014 22:54:31 BDT
Sharon4 says:
She probably could have churned them out as well and made plenty of money out of it, but decided to stick with the one book that she was happy with. Making a living out of writing isn't easy, staking it all on the one book would have been precarious indeed.

Apparently, there's to be an audio download as well. The audiobook is already on CD; Sissy Spacek does the narrating. There's a masterstroke of audio-casting. I might have to spend an Audible credit on that.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 23:00:19 BDT
Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch. A great film.
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