The best thing about Go Set A Watchman was that I decided to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird first which re-acquainted me with what I think is the single best literary work of modern times. There is a definite discontinuity in the narratives and the storylines between TKAM and GSAW. As a stand-alone book Watchman isn't a bad story or a bad read but it does pale in comparison to Harper Lee's much more famous work. Another plus is that the vocabulary in Watchman is a higher level than many modern 'best sellers' so you may have to reference a dictionary or search engine in at least a time or two. It's a relatively short book and is really worth the limited investment of time it takes to read. The downside is that Go Set A Watchman falls way short of expectations set by To Kill A Mockingbird. The discontinuity of the stories in TKAM and GSAW aren't so bad that it's distracting but it is noticeable. What did bother me was that Lee writes from third-person rather than the familiar first-person narrative of Mockingbird. Even considering that, the single biggest complaint I have would be large doses of really awkward, unrealistic, dialog. WARNING this may be something of a spoiler but...the other complaint I have is that several minor but interesting storylines that are left hanging giving me the feeling that I read an incomplete work. Summary: A good read but not going to change your life. It'd be a perfect book to borrow before going to the beach for a long weekend.