Monday, July 20, 2015

Another Thought About GO SET A WATCHMAN

A reader on a Facebook group (about reading), that I am a part of, has an interesting hypothesis.  And I believe there may be some truth to it.  Perhaps Harper Lee did not write Go Set a Watchman at all.  The style is nothing like To Kill A Mockingbird.  The depth of writing is much weaker.  And would Lee, writing in the 50s, really have presented Scout as a hard-hearted feminist?  With such a deep concern for the racial problems of the day?  Reading from a 21st century bias, we see many such characters today.  But in the 50s, they just did not exist.

Here is a celebrated author, in a nursing home, with no lawyer-sister here any more to defend and protect her interests, and who is not as lucid as she once was.  It might be fairly easy to pull off such a hoax.

It will be interesting to see if this story develops in the days (or years) to come.

1 comment:

rk2 said...

I was so curious to hear your opinion about the new book. I enjoyed your review in a previous post. I've read To Kill a Mockingbird but more remember watching it with the family at Christmas in the early 90s.

This is an interesting theory and I will look forward to hearing if it develops in the future.