Harper Lee has died. And it’s entirely fair to say that it wasn’t in fact the greatest novel ever. But this?
Some critics have called the book naive and sentimental, whether dismissing the Ku Klux Klan as a minor nuisance in Maycomb or advocating change through personal persuasion rather than collective action. The novel was also considered patronizing for highlighting the bravery of a white man on behalf of blacks.
Fuck off honey buns, you, your politics and the horse they both rode in on.