Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

C.H. Armstrong Books & Blog

WATCHMAN

Anyone who knows even the tiniest thing about me knows that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is, in my opinion, the best book ever written.  In too many ways to even try counting, the themes contained within its pages have shaped me into the person I am today.  The idea of “walking around in someone else’s skin” before passing judgement, as advised by the character Atticus Finch, is perhaps the most important theme of the book and is one that I carry with me every single day.  It’ll come as no surprise, then, that I was beyond excited to hear that Lee would be releasing a second book, this one not so much a sequel to the original; but, rather, her original intent for the manuscript.  I was giddy with excitement.

And then the early reviews came in, many calling the “New Atticus” a racist and a bigot.  Before…

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