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Anybody reading Go Set a Watchman?

Postby CanadysPeak on August 4th, 2015, 6:28 pm 

Is anyone else reading Go Set a Watchman, or perhaps finished, I'd be interested in a discussion - even a group. I'm at Chapter 9.
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Re: Anybody reading Go Set a Watchman?

Postby Braininvat on August 4th, 2015, 8:26 pm 

I heard it was born from a manuscript that was a rough draft for tequila mockingbird, and that Atticus is depicted as a bigot. And that it's not very good and the hoopla undeserved. So I was a bit reluctant. Do you think it's good? Worth reading?
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Re: Anybody reading Go Set a Watchman?

Postby CanadysPeak on August 4th, 2015, 8:55 pm 

Braininvat » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:26 pm wrote:I heard it was born from a manuscript that was a rough draft for tequila mockingbird, and that Atticus is depicted as a bigot. And that it's not very good and the hoopla undeserved. So I was a bit reluctant. Do you think it's good? Worth reading?


It's clearly Harper Lee and clearly written before Mockingbird. It's not as good as Mockingbird, but a good read and presents a contemporaneous view of the civil rights era. Atticus seems a bigot, but I'm not sure how that plays out. It is a better book if you've already read Mockingbird. There doesn't seem to be a unifying thread comparable to Boo Radley. But, yes, worth reading, I think.
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Re: Anybody reading Go Set a Watchman?

Postby someguy1 on August 5th, 2015, 1:37 pm 

Braininvat » August 4th, 2015, 6:26 pm wrote:... tequila mockingbird ...


LOL. I thought I was the only one who hears that play on words in my head. Thanks man!
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Re: Anybody reading Go Set a Watchman?

Postby Braininvat on August 5th, 2015, 4:48 pm 

I suspect our numbers are legion. But, if not, Gladly, the cross-eyed bear.

I will give GSaW a try.
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