Review: Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee (2015)

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“She wondered why she had never thought her country beautiful”

Was a sequel to ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ strictly necessary? It was a self-contained story that left no threads dangling. Harper Lee’s agent told her to write her novel about Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch returning to Alabama from New York from the perspective of the child, and change Lee’s original title, ‘Go Set A Watchmen.’ Thus we had the classic book ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ But does ‘Go Set A Watchman,’ the story of Scout’s adulthood, offer us anything valuable? Does it offer us anything worthwhile? Unfortunately, the answer is: not really… Continue reading