Harper Lee has a new book coming out. Her second novel. Her second. I had no idea she was truly a one-hit wonder. But that’s all it takes, people.
Until Monday night, I’d never read her first novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” It was serendipitously assigned for my writing class this semester, and I covered the first chapter two nights ago. Then, not even 12 hours later, BOOM: new book.
This has kind of been a thing for me for the past 20 years. Whenever “To Kill A Mockingbird” came up in conversation, I had to admit that I’d never read it before, not even in high school.
“Not even in high school?”
“Nope. But I did read ‘The Sound and the Fury’ in high school. Ever read that?”
“Well then, fuck off.”
Is that too harsh? Am I ending this too harshly? I’m having the worst luck ending my posts this week….