Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

As with The Great Gatsby, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is a better read post high school. Either that, or I underestimated how much writing a paper can suck the joy from reading. (These reviews don’t count.) No surprise this book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: the writing is clear, clever, and intensely moving. It’s also funny, and easily readable. The humor was something I’d forgotten and why I’m eager to recommend it now. Many Pulitzer winners have a reputation for being dense or stuffy, but this isn’t. read more