Tuesday, October 6, 2015


My cousin Linda and I are both big fans of To Kill A Mockingbird.  She could not resist buying Go Set a Watchman, and she demanded I  read it, too.  It took me a long time to get into the book.  No, wait -- that's not exactly what I meant to say....


Reading this pointless book was a colossal waste of time...and as soon as I'm done writing this blog post, I'm going to do my level best to forget all about it.  Which won't be hard.  There was not one sympathetic character, one bit of interesting or meaningful dialog, nor one memorable scene. 

Joe Nocera, a columnist of the New York Times, writes, “...Go Set a Watchman” constitutes one of the epic money grabs in the modern history of American publishing.

Harper lee, after publishing her beloved novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in 1960,  not only never published another book; for most of that time she insisted she never would. Until now, that is, when she’s 89, a frail, hearing- and sig,ht-impaired stroke victim living in a nursing home. Perhaps just as important, her sister Alice, Lee’s longtime protector, passed away last November. Her new protector, Tonja Carter, who had worked in Alice Lee’s law office, is the one who brought the “new novel” to HarperCollins’s attention, claiming, conveniently, to have found it shortly before Alice died. 


I can't help but think there are some despicable people taking advantage of a frail old woman...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing so that I don't invest my time or money. I would like to hope that Ms. Lee will benefit somehow by the monies generated by the sale of the newest book, but it seems as though that might not be the case...