As Twitchy reported, the New York Times review of Harper Lee’s just released novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” revealed that “shockingly,” beloved character Atticus Finch of “To Kill A Mockingbird” was not so lovable anymore, but “a racist who once attended a Klan meeting.”
As we noted, hardest hit are all of the parents who named their sons Atticus. Changing one’s name isn’t easy, but some bookstores are making it easy to return copies of “Go Set a Watchman.”
Brilliant Books of Traverse City, Mich., offered an opinion piece on its website, alerting potential buyers of “Go Set a Watchman” that the book and its characters are “very much a product of this era in the South” and suggesting readers approach it as “an academic piece for scholars.”
Easy — Rep. Trey Gowdy.
It’s rare to see a retailer essentially warn customers away from the hottest product release this summer, but Brilliant Books can explain.
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