|Harper Lee & 'Scout' (Helios Gallery).|
You've all seen the news by now I'm sure.
Here it is in Australia
And the UK.
Is it a sequel? A prequel? A first novel or second?
Should we be delighted that they have suddenly found a story about an adult Scout? Or is To Kill A Mockingbird simply too hard to top?
Given Lee's advanced age, deteriorating health, & the recent death of her lawyer & sister, is this a good decision, made for all the right reasons?
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all time favourite books. Will this mess with my memory of it? Will it affect how I experience subsequent rereads?
Will a sequel/prequel tarnish or enhance this masterpiece of modern literature?
What do you think?
Am I simply being too suspicious? A doubting Thomas?
What would Atticus advise right now?