I just finished reading the book Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. There has been so much hype about this book because it was a lost and forgotten manuscript that was just discovered and published recently. This is the sequel to the book To Kill a Mockingbird and if you missed my book review on that book you can click HERE to read about it.
This book is set 20 years after To Kill A Mockingbird with adult Jean Louise (Scout) who lives in New York City and decides to return to visit her father Atticus Finch. While Jean Louise is visiting with her aging father she sees the town and people now in a different way. She learns things about her father and the people close to her that she does not agree with and her uncle tries to help her understand things better.
I rushed out to buy this book on the first day that it was released. I thought that Go Set A Watchman was very slow moving, which I found very boring. What also bored me was Lee's style of writing because it differed from the way she wrote in To Kill A Mockingbird. I didn't enjoy reading this book as I did with Lee's other book.
For me, To Kill A Mockingbird was an easy read, funny and interesting. The character, Jean Louise, had some very funny lines and overall was a very well thought out character. I don't feel the same way about the characters in this book. Harper Lee's writing differs so much between the two books, so I think there must have been a reason why this wasn't published until now.
My overall opinion of Go Set A Watchman is that there was too much hype about it. It was made to be this amazing sequel that was lost. I think that Lee's publisher pushed too much to have this book published. I, personally did not like this book but I know many people did. You can be the judge of the book in the comments below.
I have a blog friend who enjoyed reading this book and you can read about her review HERE.
Have you read this book yet and did you like it?
I will be sharing this book review at these blogs:
Book Musing Monday at Mary-andering Creatively.
Read with Me at Mama Mummy Mum.