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Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

When it comes to books, I am perhaps the fussiest person ever. So when I say a book is good, it is very good!

So, I first read… 501 more words


“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours.”

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“I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.”  - J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey


Three More Things: Jamie Quatro, Johnny Cash, J.D. Salinger

Who else needs a break from the culture war?

1. The Oxford American has made available online Jamie Quatro’s musings on reading Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal, from the Spring 2014 issue. 617 more words

Literary trivia of the day

J. D. Salinger’s son starred  as Captain America in the dreadful 1990 movie Captain America.

I don’t know whether this makes me sad or happy.

Are books more than stories, and what does that mean now?

I read today about a couple who sold up to sail around the world with their three-year-old daughter. They got rid of everything except for two antique chairs and their books. 418 more words

Other Stuff


This is an unstructured analysis about The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, particularly about Holden Caulfield. He’s a complex character, and some review discusses how they hated Holden Caulfield’s personality, how he’s “unreliable and annoying.” But I guess you can’t force yourself to give this book a thumbs up if you can’t relate; it’s just a matter of perspective. 887 more words