The Watchman that Harper Lee set for me

This weekend, I read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. I’m not going to revisit the speculation or controversy about its discovery and publication — I’ve written about that elsewhere — except to concede that this does feel like the unpolished draft of a novel, just as most of us expected it would be. ButContinue reading “The Watchman that Harper Lee set for me”

Why I’m watching for the Watchman

First, I want to say that I am thrilled at the news of a second book from Harper Lee. I say that first because, while I’m not alone in my enthusiasm, there is also a lot of rumor and speculation and skepticism surrounding the recent announcement about Go Set a Watchman, a kind of prequel/sequel (accordingContinue reading “Why I’m watching for the Watchman”