Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee

I like the buzz and debate that surrounded the publication of this novel. Here’s my pithy take:

Watchman hasn’t necessarily ruined Mockingbird for me. Clearly, it was an earlier version of Mockingbird, not a sequel. It was not supposed to see the light of day. That said, setting aside the knavish context of its “discovery” and subsequent publication, having read Watchman made me appreciate a) the wisdom of Lee’s editor b) Lee’s faith in the story and c) Lee’s talent for revision which was essentially a rebirth.

“As you please.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.