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Has anyone read Harper Lees newest novel?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Chilliblue, 4th Aug, 2015.

  1. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts please
     
  2. JenW

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    I read the first chapter that was widely released pre-publication, and was horrified at the dismal quality of writing.
    Doesn't sound like it was written by the same author.
     
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    Thanks Jen, that was my thinking.
     
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    I've avoided it because To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books of all time, and a cynical attempt from her distant family to make money of a first draft of that book is not something I want to support.
     
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    That sums up exactly why I'm intending not to read it either. I'm also scared it would taint my memory of To Kill a Mockingbird.
     
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    That's exactly what happened to me. I wouldn't have thought that a single chapter (which I didn't even finish, it was so bad) could ruin something like another book by the same author, but for me, it did.
     
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    I have no intention of reading it despite TKAM being my favourite book. The book apparently is a first draft of TKAM, not a sequel as the publisher has tried to make out and frankly the circumstances of its publication leaves a very foul taste. I don't believe Harper Lee is that aware of what is going on and since her sister passed away last year (was her caretaker) the publisher has had no contact with her.
     
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