Disclosure: I purchased “Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee from my local book store. The comments that follow are my own personal opinion. I received NO compensation of any kind, or from anyone, to provide this review. I had no desire to continue reading this book and I did not finish it.
This book proved to be a total disappointment for this huge fan of “To Kill A Mockingbird”. I truly felt this was rushed to press and sent out to readers without benefit of ANY editing. It read like a bad first draft.
If you could sort out the read and get past the multiple editing errors, you still had a meandering story and stereotypical characters that seemed to be living in several different decades. I could not get into this book. I found myself re-reading sentences and paragraphs trying to understand the writing, and put this story into some kind of context. I’ve read more interesting and better-written work from novice authors.
This is the second book I’ve read this month by a noted author and published by a long-standing publishing house. Both have been super-hyped commercially and both turned out to be a waste of my time. I burned for $34.99 on this one. I understand there are some booksellers giving refunds on this book and I’m definitely going to check that out.
I cannot recommend this book to anyone.