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Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” — You Have No Choice But To Read It.

by Anura Guruge



It is certainly NOT “Mockingbird“, but it is ‘OK’! And I guess just saying that says it all: ‘OK’. Has a discerning reader ever described “To Kill A Mockingbird” as just ‘OK’?

It is not as taught and dramatic as “Mockingbird”. More dense. Lot more dialogue and much less amusing description of events, by ‘Scout’, compared to her incomparable masterpiece. Essentially there are only three bits of memorable, descriptive narrative: ‘them going swimming’, ‘the incident with the falsies’ & ‘her going to the “meeting”. Each of those were on a par with what we had got used to in “Mockingbird”.

I actually had the fortune to read “Watchman” while having “Mockingbird” read to me — though, of course, not at the same time. I had made Teischan (12) read the “Bird”. To make sure she did it properly, it became a nightly ritual that she would read a few pages, out loud to I — and this took a long time. I started reading “Watchman” during this time. So, a few hours apart, nightly I got to sample both.

The “Bird”, obviously, is a classic. It was inside Haper Lee and she had to get it out. It was not forced. It was all natural. A story she had to tell, in her own words, the way it was. And what a story.

The “Watchman” doesn’t flow as well. Not sure whether she felt as compelled to tell this story. It seemed a bit forced and that is why I think she didn’t get it 100% ‘right’.

Still NOT a bad book. Definitely worth reading. I am glad I did. In this case, for once, the movie might be better than the book because they could edit and expedite the screeds of dialog.


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by Anura Guruge

Live Publishing Of Amazon Kindle eBook Tutorial From Gilman Library, Alton [NH].

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The primary thrust of my June 4, 2015 presentation, at 7pm,
at the Gilman Library, Alton, N.H.,
was to publish, LIVE, B.D. (“Brandy”) Adams’ first book
“The Spider Sat Beside Her: A Novel”.

We were successful in that as you can see from the
Amazon listing for the book.

Publication Date: June 4, 2015.

So that was exciting. First time I have published a book with an audience.
In the past I have always done it ALONE.

Click to ENLARGE and view here. Use link below to access her book at Amazon.

Click here to access B.D. Adams’ book at Amazon.
Come ON folks help her out. BUY her book.


Use links below to access the 4 YouTube videos. each under 13 minutes.

Links to YouTube videos. Click to access.

Part 1.
Part 2.
Part 3.
Part 4.

A few stills, also taken by Devanee. The lady speaking is Roza Benoit, the Assistant Librarian who organized the event, runs the writers workshop at the library and was Brandy’s supporter.




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