Here is what I have to say after reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.
1. Dottie I will be shipping it to you as soon as I get home from Oregon.
2. I am glad I read it for myself.
3. Harper Lee knows how to transport you back to the south of the 1950's.
4. I guess I would describe this as the story of a woman trying to figure out who she is when she comes back home to the place where she was raised and realizes that the people she loves aren't exactly the people she had thought them to be.
5. It has made me think. Sometimes more than I want to when I am reading for pleasure.
6. This is not the best or the worst book I have ever read.
7. Some parts were hard to read because I was getting the narrators inner thoughts and dialogue with other characters confused.
8. This is my favorite paragraph in the book and it has very little to do with the whole story. I simply love what she is able to convey about a character so clearly with her choice of words.
"Willoughy chose to run the county not in its most comfortable office, but in what was best described as a hutch - a small, dark, evil-smelling room with his name on the door, containing nothing more than a telephone, a kitchen table, and unpainted captain's chairs of rich patina. Wherever Willoughby went, there followed axiomatically a coterie of passive, mostly negative characters known as the Courthouse Crowd, specimens Willoughby had put into the various county and municipal offices to do as they were told."
9. You are going to have to read it just to satisfy your curiosity after all the hype.