Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shrewd assessment …

 … Scout, Atticus, Harper Lee Abide as “Mockingbird’s” Companion Volume Finally Arrives | Town Topics. (Hat tip, Virginia Kerr.)

Now at last the whole story has been told, both sides, Go Set a Watchman being not so much a prequel or a sequel as a companion volume, one half of a late-in-coming whole. And if you do justice to the new novel, if you let the Watchman lead you, you’ll see that Atticus is still the man he was in Mockingbird, 20 years older and stoically ailing, perhaps no wiser, the aura of his finest hour long gone, but he’s as far as he ever was from, as Kakutani sees it, “evil views.”

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