Friday, July 31, 2015

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

  • Title:  Go Set a Watchman
  • Author:  Harper Lee
  • Borrowed from DC Public (AudioBook)
  • Started: 7/26/2015
  • Finished:  7/31/2015

I read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time just a month ago, and liked it a lot.  But having just recently read it I haven't had my entire life to idolize Atticus.  So this new book, while not great, didn't somehow ruin Atticus for me.  I think a lot of people who have idolized Atticus over the years were probably reading more into the book TKAM than was actually there.  

Either way, GSAW isn't a very good book.  It isn't bad, but it is desperately in need of a good editor.  Harper Lee obviously had one, and the book that came out of the edits & rewrite was TKAM.

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