Over fifty years have passed since she wrote Go Set a Watchman which will be published later this year. Two million copies. Not shabby. Already booksellers are rubbing their hands anticipating its success. Still others like the Cambridge professor Dr. Ian Patterson who characterized To Kill a Mockingbird as a "soggy sentimental liberal novel" most likely won't be ordering the novel for his Kindle.
Sure I am going to read about Scout as an adult and her relationship with Atticus but for me the real story is Harper Lee and what's informed her all these years about her "lost" manuscript and her Pulitzer prized novel.
I studied her picture which appeared in The Guardian today. She's more attractive at 88 than she was at 35. Her Dutch boy bangs and rimmed glasses and red lipstick made her look hip.
If this sequel ever is made into a movie who could give Atticus the depth Gregory Peck brought to the character?