Review: Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lot of people were disappointed with this novel as any kind of sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird and I can get why. It doesn't feel as inspiring and whimsical as the original novel did and to a degree, that's what I appreciate about it. It grapples with racism in a different way and in doing so, recognizes that the blatant racism of To Kill a Mockingbird is not easily resolved. It captures the nuance of racism and how it pervades even people whom we assume could not be racist or hold racist views (consciously or unconsciously). There is also something to be said about the message about how we come to our own personal codes and firm beliefs about the world and who we allow (or forbid) to shape such codes and beliefs.

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