I know this happened last week, but I still wanted to mention it. Hey, at least it was only last week, not last month, or months ago.
So Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, has died. I think everyone should read that book. I can’t remember all the smaller points of the plot, but I remember being devastated when Tom Robinson was convicted, and then shot 17 times when trying to escape from prison. I remember thinking, “This isn’t the way I thought this story was going to go.” Then I thought “Well that was back in the 1930’s. Things are better now.” Oh how wrong I was, how very very wrong.
I thought a similar thing about the whole Arthur Radley plot. Sadly, I don’t think we’re much further on that front either. It’s just not as obvious as that character.
Poor Steve, when I found out he hadn’t read that book, I was in shock. I hope he finds it somewhere and reads it.
I haven’t read the other book she put out recently, but maybe I should find it. Hopefully she knows that even though it doesn’t seem like it, her book made an impact on those willing to listen.