Atticus unveiled

I just finished Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's new, old book (in the interest of full disclosure, I listened to the audiobook).

It's really a puzzling work. I had read Adam Gopnik's piece about the book in The New Yorker. It includes the following observation: "The story related is simple, and suspiciously self-referential—it’s difficult to credit that a first novel would so blithely assume so much familiarity with a cast of characters never before encountered."

I'd have to agree.

Another great accompaniment to the new book is a piece Jay Reeves wrote about Harper Lee's newspaper editor father: Writings of Harper Lee's dad reveal Atticus Finch's conflict.

There's something disturbing and yet liberating about this new take on a the revered fictional hero and the man that inspired his creation.