A community of surviving, thriving bacteria and yeasts. Jolly Pumpkin pizza is baked on a sourdough crust, made with a starter that could be 130 years old, has traveled thousands of miles, and changed hands several times. How is this possible?
But can “Watchman” tarnish Harper Lee’s legacy? I doubt it. It’s the first pass at the work that would become one of the capital-G Greatest novels in American literature. For that reason alone, “Go Set a Watchman” is worth every page, every word, every moment of your time. It is an artifact, and like any artifact, it should be studied.
Don’t be fooled by the conventionally beautiful, glamorous woman on the cover. Constance Kopp was an intimidating person, made much more so by the fact that she never let general rules of womanly etiquette stop her from slamming rude men against walls.
Without “Watchman”, we wouldn’t have the entrancing book that will make countless young Americans actually enjoy English class. It’s enjoyable to read because even after not penning another book for over 40 years – Lee sure can write.