A Time to Kill, review by:
The beginning is so upsetting I almost put the book down before reading further, but to finish it is to reap an emotional payoff. A father's righteous fury, the South's everlasting stain of racism, a capital-murder trial, and what more? Why, a lynch mob, of course. I don't really have my finger on the beat of the literary world, but if this book hasn't yet been elevated to "classic" status, it needs to be, pronto.