DJ Geribo

Author & Artist

Adults Book Reviews

To Kill a Mockingbird

A novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic that has lived on for decades and no doubt will continue on its journey.

As irrelevant as it seems to be in some ways in our modern times in others it is equally relevant. Those of us who are educated and against prejudices in any form will recognize the blatant hatred of the good people of Maycomb.

Lies and ignorance are responsible for an innocent man's death. Has anything changed in over 50 years? We are each living the 'correct' life, the only way one should live, the right way. When someone strays outside those boundaries, the prejudices, the judging, steps in to see that their ways are put back in alignment or pay the price.

In the south in the 60's a colored man walked on egg shells. Most knew that their lives were balanced precariously between living some kind of anonymous existence and ending up with a noose around their necks. For Tom Robinson, it was the ultimate in absurdity when he was falsely accused of the heinous crime of rape and brutality, a crime impossible for a man with his disabilities.

Justice is somewhat served when the town's odd recluse rescues the storyteller, Scout, and her brother Jem from the real evil that infects Maycomb.

I rate "To Kill a Mockingbird" 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Buy "Song Sparrow" by DJ Geribo

Hide comment form

1000 Characters left


Share with others!

Subscribe!

Get my Art Apart Newsletter delivered directly to your inbox with news and information on my latest books and paintings!

Your Name(*)

Invalid Input

Your e-mail address(*)

Invalid Input

Validation Code(*)

Validation Code
Invalid Input

Enter Validation Code Above


My Books

Seven Storied Houses is now available for ordering!

Author DJ Geribo's latest book - "Seven Storied Houses" - is a collection of short stories that embodies vastly different views of what people consider "Home." Evocative, humorous, and sometimes heart-wrenching, these poignant stories will leave the reader with ample food for thought long after they've put the book down.

Read more ...

Upcoming Events

Authors Night by the Sea

Come to the Redhook Brewery

Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH

Sunday, April 15, 2pm - 6pm

Support local and nationally known authors in this event that showcases New England Authors! Talk to the authors about their books, purchase signed copies, enjoy readings, and participate in a raffle. And then take yourself to dinner at the famous Redhook Brewery. For more information go to www.newenglandauthorsexpo.com. Free admission.