7.23.2015

booking through thursday

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So … will you be reading Go Set a Watchman: A Novel? Why? Why not? What do you think of this whole deal? Harper Lee, after all, is famous for insisting she wouldn’t publish another book, and now this … and the controversy about Atticus? Discuss!

I literally just had this conversation with a friend. I haven't decided yet if I want to read this book, I hate to think of Atticus as anything other than the upstanding, righteous, father. I might wait until someone I know reads it and has something to say about it. PBS had a special, I have it on my DVR but have yet to watch it.

4 comments:

Kim@Time2Read said...

So far, it doesn't appear many plan to read this one. You can read my response on my blog.
http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2015/07/booking-through-thursday-harper-lee.html

Paula Kaye said...

I only just read To Kill this past year. I am sure I won't get in a hurry for this one. I have heard that it isn't that good! But then I wasn't that crazy about To Kill!!

The Gal Herself said...

I'm not reading it, and this is why. If Ms. Lee wanted it published, it would have been. In the 1960s, or 1970s or 1980s or 1990s or 2000s. The editor's notes to her exist, which leads me to believe the manuscript was readily available. So this feels like exploitation of an artist's diminished capacity, and that sucks.

Gigi Ann said...

I've read both books, and of course To Kill a Mockingbird is the better of the two books, but I enjoyed reading the one just published. It was interesting to me because it was written first, and in it Scout was 26 years old. But it would be difficult to write a story to top TKAM.