The long awaited sequel to the novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” is now on sail. Its called “Go Set a Watchman” and although is set 20 years after the events of the author Harper Lee’s original 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, was actually written beforehand.
Author Harper Lee now 89 and lives in a nursing home in Alabama actually wrote “Go Set a Watchman” back in 1957, before re-writing it and this version became the famous courtroom drama about an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman we all know as “To Kill a Mocking Bird”
The critics however have given the book an out and out slating, Arifa Akbar of the independent said:"We will never be able to read Mockingbird in the same way again, and never see Atticus in the same light again”. It also only got a two star rating from the Telegraph as Gaby Wood added: writing "Harper Lee's editor deserves a Pulitzer for turning this ghostly first draft into the masterful To Kill a Mockingbird".
Well it may be the most anticipated sequel for some time, but some things are better off being left alone in the long term, as they can ruin legacies.
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