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Go Set A Watchman Isn't A Good Book, But It Is An Important One

If it weren’t for the circumstances surrounding Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the novel’s deep flaws might pass by unnoticed. It began life as a private manuscript that, after much editing, became 1960’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved To Kill a Mockingbird, and the two share the same settings and… » 7/24/15 11:58am 7/24/15 11:58am

Hey, You Don't Have To Read Harper Lee's New Book

So Go Set a Watchman, the second book about the main characters from the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, comes out today. That’s the safest way to write that sentence: It permits, I think, all the abundant uncertainty and controversy. This is a book, written by someone, about those characters, and even if it was… » 7/14/15 10:39am 7/14/15 10:39am