An English Major at Duke University who recently made a mockingbird pie in honour of Harper Lee – the Pulitzer prize winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird – has admitted he never read the book.
Duke University student Dylan Perry acknowledged he was just trying to impress his girlfriend Victoria Brenner, who loves the novel, when he ‘made’ it for her.
However the university’s student newspaper The Chronicle which broke the story last week, reports that he now says ‘I just bought some dumb pie in a store’.
The paper says Brenner has since gone into hiding over the social embarrassment she experienced as a result of the first Chronicle report which southern TV stations picked up on.
“I know I told everyone there were actual mockingbirds in it,” Perry grumbled,” but that was only because it was the book’s 60th anniversary last Saturday night when I gave it to her?”
Perry said he figured it had to be a trick question. Why wouldn’t you want there to be mockingbirds in a Mockingbird pie.”
“I’m officially done with English students,” Perry added, “from now on I’m sticking to sports girls…like coach said we should.”