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    It's a boring book IMO. Not worth my time, might not be yours as well, unless you're driven to pursue extrinsic inspiration from such like!

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    perhaps you will appreciate its inspirational theme, if you see Gregory Peck's performance in the movie, To Kill a Mocking Bird.....

    i would like to read it again...

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    Sinthiya,

    I used to be a fan of the film. But come to think of it, I would never revisit the film again. It's a good film for sure. Peck's performance was good as well, he has that rigidness (not "stern", but the way he emotes, and carries himself) which suited Atticus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thilak4life
    It's a boring book IMO. Not worth my time, might not be yours as well, unless you're driven to pursue extrinsic inspiration from such like!
    I read an excerpt during my college days. This is the sequence where Atticus shoots the mad dog. (it is flat and boring sequence in the film). In the novel it is extremely well written.

    Nothing novel about the situation. Basically it is pretty much tihe same as the illiterate Tamil cinema hero amazing the world with his fluent English/Hindi. But the way it was presented was just beautiful. The way in which the children's perception of Atticus gets wider, never ever directly mentioned, is something that comes out very well. Nothing is told, everything happens and you move along with it. Really good writing.
    மூவா? முதல்வா! இனியெம்மைச் சோரேலே

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prabhu Ram
    Really good writing.
    I understand that. For that matter, I found Aryn Rand's books to be well written. But I found it to be less rewarding. One could very well say that I'm a slouch for books dwelling on existentialism and philosophy. It's not that I reject these books in an universal sense. I'm just saying you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by thilak4life
    I used to be a fan of the film. But come to think of it, I would never revisit the film again. It's a good film for sure.
    hmm...then again, we could never compare the book to the movie...there is so much more in the book...

    Quote Originally Posted by Prabhu Ram
    ... the way it was presented was just beautiful....Nothing is told, everything happens and you move along with it. Really good writing.
    yes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinthiya
    we could never compare the book to the movie...there is so much more in the book...
    OH, absolutely! But there are movie adaptations which opens up an extra dimension to the book. However, this isn't one..

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    ‘Mockingbird' soars this summer

    http://www.hindu.com/fr/2010/06/04/s...0451140100.htm

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    Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, dies

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35616011

    Why is To Kill A Mockingbird so popular?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8740693.stm

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