Hey have you heard the word? Harper Lee finally is releasing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM). it is set 20 years after the original, which would place it in the mid-'50s. Something does not feel right though. The manuscript was found by her lawyer. This is the same author who wrote TKAM and never published anything else. Sound shady? Did you know for decades there was a rumor that Truman Capote, Lee's friend, was the actual author of TKAM. NPR says no, so by instinct I say yes he wrote it. It just happens to be so coincidental that a book set in the mid-'50s South would be released in this media environment that is always trying to portray the race narrative as if it is Alabama in 1955. NPR says it is false, but I was lucky to get a crack at reading the new sequel "Go Set a Watchmen". There might be something going on.
Page 10, Scout bitches about Alabama being full of flyover Neanderthals.
Page 36, Lee writes of Scout having Thanksgiving dinner with her family and being triggered by her uncle's racist talk at the table.
Page 39, has multiple passages of Scout raging inside about her "shitlord" uncle and how she was going to go off on him, but decided against it.
Page 49, Scout writes in her "Live Journal" about how hurt her feelings were and how she almost unleashed fury on him but decided not to in order to keep the peace. She took a photo of herself to document the pain.
Page 82, Scout visits the crime scene of a pretty white female who was a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Alabama hoping to be an astronaut. She was raped and murdered. Five fraternity brothers are suspected of the rape, supposedly shouting "I like Ike!" the entire time. Scout walked away saying "Shitlords" under her breath.
Page 96, a genius black coroner, Michael, discovers a secret: hair fibers that reveal the rapist(s) had blonde pubic hair.
Page 104, a trial begins of a handsome fraternity brother, Woodruff Sommersby, who is blonde. Atticus defends the young man, thinking something was amiss, and as a favor to Old Man Sommersby.
Page 120, Scout visits old black friends who are poor but all can quote Shakespeare and put on performances in their backyard as they collect greens for the meal they share with Scout.
Page 145, a genius black girl in town talks of wanting to be a scientist as well but couldn't go to UA because some older white man raped her, knocked her up and the black community rejected her offspring despite not really being able to tell much physical differences between the child and his cousins. Genius black girl's voluptuous and smoking hot 19 year old sister, Da'Raquel, introduces self to Scout and asks a lot of questions about the trial.
Page 175, a sudden twist as the coroner and Scout put that pubic hair under the microscope and discover it is not just blonde but blonde and white.
Page 200, Woodruff Sommersby takes the stand. Asked where he was on the night, he gives an answer he was out for a walk.
Page 225, Scout makes connection smoking hot sistah, Da'Raquel, has been at trial and left court room crying when Woodruff gave his testimony. She gets Da'Raquel to testify. Atticus doesn't like the idea.
Page 240, Atticus calls a witness and Da'Raquel takes the stand. Woodruff wasn't walking that night. He was at a motel with her fucking all night long. As proof, she submits a photo collection he took of her in a sexy maid get up with the final photo being her naked with his liquid DNA on her chest and Da'Raquel flashing the Peace sign.
Page 250, Atticus calls Sommersby's dad to the stand. OMG, Papa Sommersby was the rapist, and in the courtroom Raquel's genius sister identifies him as the man who raped her.
Page 260, Papa Sommersby says, "I would've gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling kids. Woodruff, you're out of the will, I'm leaving all my money to... the... G... O... P!"
Page 265, Woodruff declares his love for Da'Raquel and that they will marry and ride buses to register voters down South. Court room applauds.
Page 275, Scout approaches Michael the coroner. They hug and share a moment of victory. Scout goes to kiss him, but he stops her and says, "I would, but I'm gay". Scout says, "I can keep your secret from the shitlords, and we can go drink appletinis and do some shopping!!!"
Page 290, Atticus and Scout hug, as Atticus tells her to go fight not just for racial equality but for gender equality. Atticus wants to see Scout grow old without kids or a man, to self actualize, vacation and collect cats.
Page 300, everyone holds hands in the South and drinks a Coke.
Something doesn't feel right about this book. Something happened between writing it and the modern editing process.