"To Kill a Mockingbird" sequel after 50 some odd years

harleysportster
atheist
harleysportster's picture
Posts: 3359
Joined: 2010-10-17
User is offlineOffline
"To Kill a Mockingbird" sequel after 50 some odd years

 I always wondered if authors that have only published one book continue to write for personal leisure. But it seems, that Harper Lee has decided to release a sequel to her classic after all this time. 

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31864223

 

US investigators have closed an inquiry into whether To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee was pressured into publishing a sequel.

The Alabama Securities Commission led the investigation, which helps prevent financial fraud against the elderly.

After an agent interviewed Lee, the commission's head said he was satisfied she wanted a second book published.

The new work - Go Set a Watchman - will be the 88-year-old American author's first release since the 1960s.

The surprise move prompted some suggestions Lee was manipulated into publishing the decades-old manuscript, which was discovered by her lawyer in the author's possessions last year.

The New York Times reported that the investigation was sparked by requests from a doctor that the state investigate whether Lee was capable to have consented to the release of the work.

Lee herself was "extremely hurt" by allegations she was manipulated, her lawyer Tonja Carter said.

To Kill a Mockingbird was published in July 1960 and has sold more than 40 million copies around the world.

 

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno


Brian37
atheistSuperfan
Brian37's picture
Posts: 15723
Joined: 2006-02-14
User is offlineOffline
 Larry Bird retired. I

 Larry Bird retired. I think it is absurd to mock him considering his career.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37


harleysportster
atheist
harleysportster's picture
Posts: 3359
Joined: 2010-10-17
User is offlineOffline
Brian37 wrote: Larry Bird

Brian37 wrote:

 Larry Bird retired. I think it is absurd to mock him considering his career.

I did not know Larry Bird was a mocking bird Smiling

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno


Brian37
atheistSuperfan
Brian37's picture
Posts: 15723
Joined: 2006-02-14
User is offlineOffline
harleysportster

harleysportster wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

 Larry Bird retired. I think it is absurd to mock him considering his career.

I did not know Larry Bird was a mocking bird Smiling

Yes he is, but at the sme time I don't think he wants to be killed.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37


Beyond Saving
atheist
Beyond Saving's picture
Posts: 5448
Joined: 2007-10-12
User is offlineOffline
 Eminem is the one that

 Eminem is the one that broke the mockingbirds neck for not singing.


Brian37
atheistSuperfan
Brian37's picture
Posts: 15723
Joined: 2006-02-14
User is offlineOffline
Beyond Saving wrote: Eminem

Beyond Saving wrote:

 Eminem is the one that broke the mockingbirds neck for not singing.

Brian Sapient might get this, he is into rap. 

The only rap song I can remember I do a spoof of the Beasty Boys,

 

I'm the king of cornball

There is none lower

Other MCs will call me slower.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37


Vastet
atheistBloggerSuperfan
Vastet's picture
Posts: 13210
Joined: 2006-12-25
User is offlineOffline
Considering recent movements

Considering recent movements to rewrite history, the original book being one piece of history that people are intent on rewriting, I have no interest.

The original book was probably my introduction to the concept of racism. It was powerful and moving and eye opening to someone who never experienced the casual bigotry that many unfortunate people had to live with all their years. I've seen racism since I read the book, but I wonder how long it would have taken me to recognise racism for what it was without the original 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to show me.

Whether the author's second book was something she wanted published or not, whether it has been subjected to revisionist history before it even reaches print or not; I will remain suspicious. And really, there's no way for a sequel to improve upon the lessons or the tale of the original anyway. The power of the original can only be diminished by a sequel. I therefore won't bother with it.

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.