I'm not trying to minimize the impact of this book on many people. I know that it is considered a classic. But it just didn't hit me that way. I thought it was a good story told and written well. I don't really have much more to say about it than that. I guess I could give you the storyline. But doesn't everybody already know what it's about? I mean, haven't we been hearing about both the book (1960) and the movie (1962) for over 50 years. The short answer is yes. And now that we've got Go Set A Watchman, published just this past July, but written in the mid-50s, interest in TKAM has, once again, skyrocketed.
I'm not going to stand on a soapbox and tell you to read it. If you are in the vast majority that have already read it, then just ignore this whole discussion. But if you haven't read it, and feel guilty about it, I can honestly say that you should at least give it some thought. It's not only a good book, but it will also pull you from the ignorant masses (from where I just escaped) to the land of the enlightened. That's nothing to sneeze at.
Now (at 89)