COMEDY
03/02/2015 17:05 GMT | Updated 03/02/2015 17:59 GMT

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee To Publish Second Novel, Twitter Goes Into (Comedy) Overdrive

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Iconic American novelist Harper Lee is to publish her second book, 'Go Set a Watchman', in July.

Coming, as it does, more than 50 years after the publication of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' - and as a sequel to that Pulitzer prize-winning novel - it's fair to say that the news took Twitter users by surprise...

Soon, 'Harper Lee' was trending, and the jokes were coming thick and fast:

The news was inspiring to many:

Although not everyone was 100% happy:

Indeed, for some, it was taken as a challenge:

Still, Lee could have made it an even bigger news event, if only...

Twitter had plenty of helpful suggestions for the book's title:

So why publish it now? There were theories:

And as for its content...

Still, hopefully this won't happen:

And hopefully this will be how it concludes:

Either way, we hope that Harper Lee fella is enjoying all the publicity he's getting right now: