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    Question Harper Lee's New Book...

    Has anyone here read it, and if so, what do you think, is it worth me checking it out?

    (I absolutely lurved To Kill a Mockingbird when I read it ages ago)

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    I've been reading a lot about it. Already sold over a million copies. But apparently Atticus Finch is portrayed as a bigot in this book, unlike the first. So there's been a lot of controversy and that has contributed to its heavy sales.

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    Yeah, I heard about the controversy, but if it's as well-written and captivating as Mockingbird, I'd still be interested in reading it.

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    Some like it, some do not. I've never read Mockingbird, so I may read both. I'm a reader!

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    We don't like our heros humanized...From what I understand that was the essence of it...but remember it was written first so had it been published first it would seem we could better grasp the concept of his developing INTO the hero good guy character he became..Some probably have trouble doing that and see this book as if he has digressed...

    I have not read it..

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    ...but remember it was written first so had it been published first it would seem we could better grasp the concept of his developing INTO the hero good guy character he became...
    Ah, so its a prequel.

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    Ah, so its a prequel.
    I didn't get that from what they said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    I didn't get that from what they said.
    Double checked and several sites say it is a prequel that became a sequel..


    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/03/li...ird/index.html

    Some signs are unusual and come seemingly out of obscurity. So I thought that I would draw Doves’ attention to a new book from Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. I do not know a lot about the Mockingbird book, but most of us know the title of the book and a hit movie. To Kill a Mockingbird was released in 1960 - more details on the Mockingbird book and the new book are available in a CNN news item - link below.

    Harper Lee is primarily famous for the one Mockingbird book. What makes the new book very interesting is the title: Go Set a Watchman. This title is, intentionally or otherwise, a quote from Isaiah 21:6: For thus hath the Lord said unto me, GO SET A WATCHMAN, let him declare what he seeth. Why is it a prequel to Mockingbird? The manuscript for this book was unexpectedly rediscovered, but was actually written in the mid 1950s and completed before Mockingbird. It has been waiting around 60 years to be released!!

    There are some follow-ons to this that are worth noting: mockers and scoffers and watchmen, in Isaiah 21 and Ezekiel 33.

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