To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
Mr B's review
Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018
If I were to write a wish-list of novels that I’d like to see retold in graphic novel form, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ would be at the summit. And now here it is and, crucially, it pays its dues to the original – adding a new visual angle to the characters without detracting from Harper Lee’s story. Fred Fordham’s clear illustrations are in tones perfectly recalling the Alabama setting and make for a fitting homage to novel and movie alike.
A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved American classic, voted the #1 Great American Read 2018.
‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’
A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement.
Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham.
Enduring in vision, Harper Lee’s timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humour, unwavering honesty and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition.
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