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If you’re a book enthusiast, then learning about Harper Lee publishing a new novel, just put a smile on your face. If you don’t know who Harper Lee is, she is the Pulitzer prize winning author of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

At some point or another, if you attended any school, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was on your reading list. The book has sold over 40 million copies and is one of the most beloved books in print.

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Fifty-five years after the debut of her first book in 1960, Harper Lee is releasing “Go Set a Watchman.” The guardian.com is reporting, "The novel was written by Lee before "To Kill a Mockingbird," but is set some 20 years later. It features Lee’s beloved character Scout as an *****, returning to her hometown of Maycomb from New York to visit Atticus, her lawyer father, along with many of the characters from Lee’s debut.”

Instead of publishing “Go Set a Watchman” back in the mid 1950s, Lee took the advice of her editor who suggested she write a novel from a young Scout’s point of view and “To Kill a Mockingbird” was born.

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The reason To Kill a Mockingbird was so significant was the timing and what was happening in the US at the time. The original story was loosely based on events in the 30's and the book was released in 1960. As a fiction novel, I don't see myself reading it.
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I haven't read the original.
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Absolutely!
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Sure, I loved the first one, and saw a PBS Special awhile ago, where she talked about her *********, and that Truman Capote was her inspiration for Dill, Scout's ********* friend. I'd like to see what happens with all that
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Looking forward to it!
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Yes.....
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Make that a **** YES!!!
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Didn't read the first.
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Yeah sure. I liked the book and the movie.
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I'm very interested.
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yes I will.
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After i read the first book lol
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I wait for the movie or get kit on my kindle and listen to it
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But first I will wait for various reviews. TKAM was a fantastic book so I sincerely hope this is as well. But the fact that she wrote this story about Scout as an ***** first and her publisher said it would a better story to write about Scout as a kid makes me a bit nervous. What did the publisher know? And if this one is truly good, why wouldn't the publisher push to print it after all the accolades TKAM got?
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Probably. If I can get it on audio definitely. I have time constraints. Otherwise I like reading.
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That's more a "maybe."
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Reminds me of the Sean Connery movie "Finding Forrester."....Great movie!
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A friend of mine used to say Sean Connery was like cheese. Just gets better with age...
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Absofrikkinglutely you betcha
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Yes, I will check it out...
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Heck, just read 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a couple of months ago. I'm content to wait another 50 years b4 I read the sequel.
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Maybe.
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If the underlying moral is the same, it may be just as illustrative of our society today as it was back then. We seem to be going back to the same sort of cast system, although the operative factor today is wealth rather than race, or perhaps in addition to race.
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Didn't read the first one.
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I have in my possession an original printing of her first work, and doubt seriously she can either duplicate said work, or better it.

It's a prize held for my ***** and grandchildren.
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I liked the first one i am excited for the second
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Maybe. I read the To Kill a Mockingbird so I guess I could...Once it's old enough to be at the library, I will.
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After I read the original book.
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I will, and before I read the sequel, I will re read To Kill a Mockingbird again. Revisiting a better time is always a good thing.
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I hope it's as good as "To Kill a Mocking Bird"
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I have always wanted a sequel to the book.
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Not the least bit interested in book or movie.
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Not planning to, but maybe.
I love to read, but that kind of book isn't really my cup of tea.
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Need to keep an open mind. I read everything some good some not so good but you never know til you read it.
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The train has left the station.
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its the first draft of "To Kill the Bird" Lee's *** was to write one great book which she did.
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Tequila Mockingbird was a great book, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Of course I am!! To Kill A Mockingbird was an amazing work of art, and I have high hopes for reading the sequel. I can not wait to find out what has become of Scout, Jem, and Boo Radley.
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Yes! I read that book freshman year of HS and it was amazing. I can't wait to read the sequel. :)
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TKAM has always been one of my favorites, so, yes, I will read Lee's new book. It's a risk, of course; the potential for disappointment is enormous. But it's too good a chance to pass up.
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