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#1102279 - Thu Jul 16 2015 12:25 AM Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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It has been suggested that readers may like to discuss the new Harper Lee book.
OK GO!!
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#1102284 - Thu Jul 16 2015 01:10 AM Re: Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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Ren, Christinap started this yesterday in the Book Club thread.

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#1102300 - Thu Jul 16 2015 04:01 AM Re: Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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Oh OK sorry. I didnt notice I thought it would be a new thread. Fine Thanks.
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#1105690 - Fri Aug 14 2015 09:44 PM Re: Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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Well, Maynooth FINALLY picked up my copy of "Go Set a Watchman" this week from my favourite bookshop in town. After a late night last night, I slept in this morning, then woke up and lay in bed reading it for a few hours. It's now 11.40 a.m. and I've just got up - what decadence!

Anyway, I am halfway through the book and, while I am enjoying it, there's a nagging little voice in my head saying that the style of writing is not the same as TKAMB. I have a feeling Harper Lee did not write this - I think it is likely she created a rough draft of it to start with but someone else has finished it - but perhaps I should reserve judgement until I have read the whole thing.

Has anybody else had the same feeling?
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#1105695 - Fri Aug 14 2015 10:05 PM Re: Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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It's a rough draft that became To Kill a Mockingbird. Reread some more, you will find passages that show up in Mockingbird word for word.

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#1105761 - Sat Aug 15 2015 09:45 PM Re: Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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Quote:
passages that show up in Mockingbird word for word


Which ones? Haven't come across any that I recognise so far.
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#1105769 - Sun Aug 16 2015 12:14 AM Re: Book Club discussion on Go Set a Watchman
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Originally Posted By: MotherGoose
Quote:
passages that show up in Mockingbird word for word


Which ones? Haven't come across any that I recognise so far.


Her description of Aunt Alexandra corset for one. I think some were mentioned in the Book Club thread where the book was being discussed. It's been a few weeks since I read it and I don't remember exact quotes any more.

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