When “Primary Colors” came out written by Anonymous it became a literary guessing game. Writing styles can change over time but an author’s style still has a distinctive signature. More than a dozen people guessed the author of “Colors” by writing style.
When I was in college a couple of my professors said that everything I wrote sounded like a campaign speech. I digress.
Who really wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird?” I anticipate catching hell over that question. If you read Capote’s early work about his Grandmother it has that Mockingbird flavor. Lee admitted to helping Capote write “In Cold Blood.” “Watchman” is so different than “Mockingbird ” it just doesn’t ring true.
Capote and Lee were best friends. Would it be too much of a stretch to think Capote read Lee’s Watchman manuscript and rewrote it into the book we’ve all come to love? Just asking. Stranger things have happened. Capote and Lee’s Lovechild.