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Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« on: May 02, 2011, 10:19:54 am »
Okay, I should probably be the last person to recommend this as I have only just "jumped onto the TKAM train". We all grew up hearing about it but did we ever actually bother to read it? I am here to tell you to read it. It is absolutely fantastic. I will give a brief synopsis in the spoiler below.


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It is worth reading.. We had to read it for English, so I had to read it and I am angry at myself for refusing to read it for my own benefit. It is absolutely amazing.


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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 12:44:29 am »
Because I changed districts, I had to read TKAM twice in high school. At the time, I HATED English class and I HATED reading. I loved TKAM and was so happy I got to read it a second time my Sophomore year.

There's actually a video game (The Darkness) which includes the entire movie on one of the TV's in the game (amongst other full shows from the era). Twice now I've sat and watched the VERY low resolution movie at an awkward in game angle due to my character because I don't have the movie in real life. I think I should probably do something about that.

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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 12:47:13 am »
Because I changed districts, I had to read TKAM twice in high school. At the time, I HATED English class and I HATED reading. I loved TKAM and was so happy I got to read it a second time my Sophomore year.

There's actually a video game (The Darkness) which includes the entire movie on one of the TV's in the game (amongst other full shows from the era). Twice now I've sat and watched the VERY low resolution movie at an awkward in game angle due to my character because I don't have the movie in real life. I think I should probably do something about that.

Bahahaha! That's an awesome Easter Egg! Watching movie from a game, awesome.


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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 12:49:34 am »
Because I changed districts, I had to read TKAM twice in high school. At the time, I HATED English class and I HATED reading. I loved TKAM and was so happy I got to read it a second time my Sophomore year.

There's actually a video game (The Darkness) which includes the entire movie on one of the TV's in the game (amongst other full shows from the era). Twice now I've sat and watched the VERY low resolution movie at an awkward in game angle due to my character because I don't have the movie in real life. I think I should probably do something about that.

Bahahaha! That's an awesome Easter Egg! Watching movie from a game, awesome.

You even get an in game girl friend to cuddle up on the couch and watch it with!

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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 12:51:10 am »
I watched a bit of the movie and Greogory Peck portrayed Atticus exacly how I imagined him to be in the book.


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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 12:54:36 am »
It's always good when a movie manages that.

There was just so much hidden between the lines in TKAM. I've always found that the best writers do most of there writing w/o words.

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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 12:56:28 am »
I found that chronologically, the sequence of events were different in the movie than the book. I suppose that's common though.


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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 06:57:48 pm »
I read it in 7th grade while I was at camp. It was the only interesting part of camp.

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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 08:20:39 pm »
I read this in 9th grade. It was probably the one of the most interesting books we read (but it was topped by Ender's Game).

I enjoyed the unit we did in class on it...until we had to write a 3 page paper on the symbolism (which I didn't understand at the time).
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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 10:06:37 pm »
I had a bad teacher. She pretty much told us what each thing represented instead of having us figure it out.

It wasn't until twelfth grade that I finally got an english teacher who made me think about and care about what I was reading... and that was Shakespeare which I thought would be an impossible feat.

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Re: Book Recommendation: To Kill a Mockingbird
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 02:29:04 pm »
I had a bad teacher. She pretty much told us what each thing represented instead of having us figure it out.
That's the kind of teacher I need. Unless the symbolism is obvious, I often only recognize it after it's explained to me. (As a result, I sometimes take metaphoric/symbolic things literally...)

... and that was Shakespeare which I thought would be an impossible feat.
Shakespeare was a 9th and 10th grade thing for me. Had to read Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet. R&J wasn't actually that bad. Caesar was more difficult, but we did it in class.
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