Wednesday, 29 July 2009


to kill a mockingbird
The literary equivalent of a perfect wave

Imagine the perfect wave, imagine riding it perfectly, now imagine leaving the water and never paddling out again, ever.

This would be the surfing equivalent of Harper Lee's writing career, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. It was her debut novel, published in 1960 and an instant success. To date it has sold over 30 million copies, been translated into over 40 languages and has never been out of print. Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of our time.

Try and imagine again riding a perfect wave, perfectly... Could you then turn your back on the chance to paddle out and do it again?

Harper Lee, has never published another word since her first and only novel nearly 50 years ago.

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