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'Go Set a Watchman' isn't horrible, isn't good

"Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee; HarperCollins (288 pages, $27.99) In case you've been squirreled under a rock that shelters you from turbulent events in the literary world, last week, HarperCollins released a "rediscovered" book by Harper Lee, author of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Back in February, when the company announced its plans to publish the book, called "Go Set a Watchman," intense debate and formal investigations broke out immediately. Skeptics wondered: Why only now would the novel surface after so many years? And why did this new work surface so suddenly after the November 2014 death of Alice,...

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