Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel News Breaks the Internet

Every now and then, we get news like this that makes us incredibly happy. Ever since it was published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird became a classic of modern American literature. Actually, come to think about it, it’s one of the finest examples of American literature ever and the book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and countless other awards ever since.

And now, Ms. Harper Lee, who is 88 at the moment, announced that a sequel is going to be published. The announcement basically broke the Internet, since there are more than 50 years since the Alabama born writer published a book. The new book, called Go Set a Watchman, is set to be published on July 14, 2015 and it follows an adult Scout Finch who travels to Alabama to visit her father, Atticus Finch.

According to Harper Lee, the book was written in the mid-1950s, before To Kill a Mockingbird, and the title is derived from Isaiah 21:6, which reads "For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth." At the time, Lee’s editor liked the novel, but suggested that she write another one depicting a younger Scout Finch, so To Kill a Mockingbird was born. After that, the manuscript was lost and found last year by Harper Lee’s lawyer and, according to the publishers, the new book will have no revisions and will be published as originally written.

Rumor has it Scout comes out of a coma as her evil twin.

I preferred the prequel, Slaughterhouse Four.

Of course, no sequel joke would be complete without the most notorious, so I’ll go ahead and add it right here: To Kill a Mockingbird 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Scout Finch and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Or was it Gigli? (Throwback joke!)

Wait, but seriously.

Man, now I just have to watch the Veronica Mars movie again. I wonder if Lee is also #TeamLogan.

“Certainly unattractive author publishes first book in 55 years.”
And now brace yourselves: The George R.R. Martin Games of Thrones jokes are coming:
OK, so that one is just a fact. But here:

Oh but don’t worry, the man himself has something to say about that.

1 comment:

  1. Berke Brethead already thought of this years ago: "Kill Mo' Mockingbird - Boo Radley loose in tha hood"