Monday, August 31, 2015
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
I have to say up front that To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books ever. My love for it is definitely influenced by Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch in the movie. I went into this new book with a little trepidation from the media's furor over the portrayal of Atticus. I was pleasantly surprised to truly enjoy this book. It is a slice of an entirely different time in which Scout is a grown woman coming back to Maycomb from New York for a yearly vacation. The portrayal of Atticus as a real-life flawed human being trying to live by a personal code is much very relatable. This snapshot of southern life on the cusp of the civil rights movement has lessons that still resonate today.