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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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To Kill a Mockingbird: The 40th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird: The 40th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel

Dill, August 16, 2009

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is not a book that should need to be 'taught' in school. It should just be read and absorbed. I can't believe there is a thinking American out there who has not read it.

The story of a black man facing a lynch mob harks back to Faulkner's "Intruder in the Dust", but 'Mockingbird' stands on it's own.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is timeless and borderless. Anyone who reads the news knows that atrocities like this still happen in other countries.
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On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Dill, August 16, 2009

This book has been around a while (1957 is the first publishing date I found in my copy) but it is just as relevant today as it was then, maybe even more so.

We (mankind) have just about destroyed ourselves and everything in this world by unleashing nuclear weapons and all of the remaining survivors are congregated in Australia, 'on the beach' so to speak.

The other books by Nevil Shute that I read are good stories - but just that. This one is different!

I'm not going to go into plot because the book has been made into what I consider a classic movie with Gregory Peck and Ava Gardener and then remade with Armande Assante, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward. Both are worth watching as the book is worth reading.

It's one of the keepers on my bookshelf.
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