Tomorrow is the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the highly anticipated prequel to her only other novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Of course, everyone freaked out when the release of this novel was announced, mostly because Mockingbird
was a literary work of art and we’ve all been waiting decades to see what else she has to say, but also because Lee is a known recluse and no mention of this prequel has ever been made. Unfortunately, as evidenced by our world today, people will latch onto anything as an excuse to take a stand and get mad about something, so of course there are people attacking the release saying it was a marketing ploy and the decision to release it was made by Lee’s manager, not by Lee. Until Lee chimes in on the subject, we cannot know whether these accusations are correct, so how about we all just calm down and read the book? That’s my plan. My pre-ordered copy will grace my mailbox with its presence in a matter of days and I can’t wait! I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is innocent of corrupt origins, assume that it is a gift instead of a ploy. Let’s all do that.
Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Maycomb, here I come!
This has been on my “To Read” Goodreads shelf almost as long as The Winds of Winter, but the good news is that this one has a light at the end of the tunnel, and that tunnel ends next month, people!! By the end of July, we should all be so lucky as to own a copy of Victor Milan’s The Dinosaur Lords, which sounds to me like a colossal combination of so many of my favorite things.
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Check it out on Goodreads.com for the full synopsis, but it pretty much had me at, “dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics… except the weapons of choice are dinosaurs.” It sounds as though it will have the political and martial intrigue of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series, with the unknown, threatening power of Jurassic Park, and do I detect a hint of the omnipotent control of Greek mythology? Dare I hope? I’m still reeling from my immersion in all things Jurassic Park lately, so I think this will be a welcome revisit to the exciting subject matter while still promising an entirely new experience. And this cover art. I mean, please.
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Anyway, I’m looking forward to this newcomer and I’d love to hear what you all think. Would you read it? What books have you counting down the days? Did anyone get my 38 Special reference? Let me know!