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#1102151 - Tue Jul 14 2015 03:15 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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I got mine from Amazon. Maybe yours will show up tomorrow or be delivered this evening. Hope for the second choice.

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#1102179 - Wed Jul 15 2015 12:03 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
From what I've heard reported over the last few days and was alluded to here is that the 'new' book was actually written before "...Mockingbird" and it is essentially the same story just a different name. So, I'd say she was still a one hit wonder.



Having read close to three quarters of the book, it is not "essentially the same story just under a different name."

It's not a sequel nor should it be looked at as a prequel of sorts. The major themes may be considered close or even the same by some and it's obviously by the same writer, but it is a different story.

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#1102200 - Wed Jul 15 2015 09:55 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Finished the book.

Anyone up for discussion?

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#1102210 - Wed Jul 15 2015 11:16 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Oh yes, I've finished as well. Don't want to spoil anything for those yet to read it though - maybe a separate thread, or resurrect the Book Club thread for discussion then others can avoid it if they want to and join in when they've got their reading done

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#1102216 - Wed Jul 15 2015 11:55 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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I found that thread laugh

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#1102219 - Wed Jul 15 2015 12:29 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Do you guys think it will be for sale at airports? I'm travelling soon and I really want the book!
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#1102228 - Wed Jul 15 2015 02:07 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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In the publicity the day before the release, there was a story about the owner of an airport bookshop here in the US saying he was going to be at the local warehouse to pick the cases of books up. He planned on stocking the shelves all night long to be ready when the store opened at 7am.

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#1102234 - Wed Jul 15 2015 04:00 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Sorry, wrong thread



Edited by Christinap (Wed Jul 15 2015 04:02 PM)

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#1102236 - Wed Jul 15 2015 04:05 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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I was watching an item regarding this a few days ago.
Apparently someone had commented to Harper Lee (I'm not sure of the time frame) about her new book, Go Set a Watchman.
Harper Lee is said to have replied, that's not my new book, that's an old one.

I'll be interested to read the 'old one'.
Part of me wants to re-read Mockingbird first.
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#1102249 - Wed Jul 15 2015 06:21 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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You need to read the old, newly published book without expecting another version of To Kill a Mockingbird.

I think that's what disappointing some people. They wanted, expected an updated story of the characters from Mockingbird. Other people are being silly about it. They are refusing to read Watchman because of the differences in much loved characters from Mockingbird.

Basically, they are behaving the same way people do that ban books they have not read.

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#1102276 - Thu Jul 16 2015 12:10 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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I haven't read the book, though at some point I plan to. I still feel like there is something fishy going on here. We can't ever know for sure because Harper Lee has isolated herself so much from the public that we can't get her word for it.

Here is basically my concerns laid out by the Washington Post:

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Its publication has been highly controversial. Lee is an 89-year-old stroke victim who is nearly deaf and blind, is living in a nursing home, and had long vowed she would never publish anything after “Mockingbird.” Alice Lee, her sister, attorney, business manager and housemate, had shared that point of view.

But then, just two months after Alice died in November, Carter, the only other attorney in the tiny firm in Monroeville, Ala., announced that she had found the “Watchman” manuscript a few months earlier. She said she had never heard of it and rushed it over to Lee, who then reversed her stance against publishing, Carter said, and pronounced herself “happy as hell” to have it published.
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#1102278 - Thu Jul 16 2015 12:20 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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resurrect the Book Club thread for discussion then others can avoid it if they want to and join in when they've got their reading done=MiraJane]I found that thread laugh

Oh Please do!!!


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#1102283 - Thu Jul 16 2015 01:09 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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ren - it's been done.

Trident - how old is that quote from the Washington Post? I read a story like that months ago when the publication Watchman was announced. In fact, so many people were saying that the state did an investigation and interviewed Harper Lee and were satisfied she knew what was going on. Her friends stated the same and she was hurt by so many strangers speculating that she had lost her marbles.

She had said she didn't want to revisit or update To Kill a Mockingbird. But that is not what To Set a Watchman is. This is what she wrote in 1957, before Mockingbird. For decades, it had been thought all copies of Watchman had been destroyed or lost. It was when her sister's office, house, and safety deposit boxes were being examined, packed up, and gone through after Alice's death that a copy of Watchman was found.

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#1102291 - Thu Jul 16 2015 01:51 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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It is from July 13. I did read about the Alabama investigation, and that found she was of sound mind, but its details are confidential.

I am just concerned that she is being taken advantage of, at the least. Everything seems very convenient. Even with the Alabama investigation, I think we should still be asking questions.

Here is the Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...8059_story.html
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#1102294 - Thu Jul 16 2015 02:14 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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That Washington Post article is basically a summarized rehash of what was written months ago. It really reads like filler.

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#1102302 - Thu Jul 16 2015 04:04 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Fine, sorry I never thought to look in the Book Club thread, don't know why I thought it needed it's own thread. Fine thanks.
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#1102315 - Thu Jul 16 2015 11:47 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Originally Posted By: ren33
Fine, sorry I never thought to look in the Book Club thread, don't know why I thought it needed it's own thread. Fine thanks.


A separate thread with the book Kyle would make it easier to find. But ... Christinap and I were excited to talk about the book & we didn't think of a separate thread.

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#1102913 - Wed Jul 22 2015 05:51 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Originally Posted By: MiraJane
In the publicity the day before the release, there was a story about the owner of an airport bookshop here in the US saying he was going to be at the local warehouse to pick the cases of books up. He planned on stocking the shelves all night long to be ready when the store opened at 7am.


I got the book! And now I'm on my way to board a 7-hour long flight. This should be interesting... wink
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#1103335 - Sat Jul 25 2015 07:43 PM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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LLLLppppeeeeezzzzzzzz ..........

Are you out there? Are you having fun some where? What did you think of what you've read so far? Anyone else read the book yet and want to add to where Christinap and I were discussing the book?

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#1103489 - Mon Jul 27 2015 03:58 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Originally Posted By: MiraJane
LLLLppppeeeeezzzzzzzz ..........

Are you out there? Are you having fun some where? What did you think of what you've read so far? Anyone else read the book yet and want to add to where Christinap and I were discussing the book?


Hi Mira! I'm about to embark a cruise, so I'll be glad to discuss the book with Christinap and you as soon as I'm back!
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#1103490 - Mon Jul 27 2015 04:08 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Originally Posted By: Lpez


Hi Mira! I'm about to embark a cruise, so I'll be glad to discuss the book with Christinap and you as soon as I'm back!



I'm jealous smile

Have fun, wear sunscreen, take pictures, write the person's name on the umbrella from the drink in case you have too many umbrella drinks.

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#1103497 - Mon Jul 27 2015 06:33 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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I read it right after it was published, in a day. It's less than 300 pages, so a quick read.

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#1103498 - Mon Jul 27 2015 06:37 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Where's the Book Club thread?

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#1103499 - Mon Jul 27 2015 07:25 AM Re: Go Set A Watchman
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Originally Posted By: jabb5076
Where's the Book Club thread?



Here. http://www.funtrivia.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/690829/FunTrivia_Book_Club#Post690829

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