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Review: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D. Salinger in 1951.

Set in 1940s New York, it is the story of Holden Caulfield, narrated by himself. 419 more words


Hemingway meets Salinger, Paris 1944

Although not recorded the chances are the conversation between Hemingway and Salinger went something like this.

Salinger sipped his champagne as Hemingway went over his ideas for his trilogy of novels about the war and the sea, but this time he introduced a new theme, that of an old Cuban fisherman who knew little or nothing about the war in Europe, but had his own war to fight in trying to catch the big old marlin he knew was out there, somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. 30 more words


Friday Fictioneers : Odd Fish

PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie


‘Odd Fish.’

The old women whispered as he passed the yard, rocking in their chairs, fanning damp faces with crimped newspaper. 134 more words

Short Fiction

[Book Review #4] The Catcher in the Rye: Teenage Angst, A Novel


Today, I will continue the series of book review according to the 30 Day Book Blogging Challenge I’m doing at the moment. Here, I need to “cheat” a bit, as I don’t really have anything to say about prompts 7-10 (a guilty pleasure book, most underrated book, most overrated book, book you thought you’d hate but ended up loving). 1,705 more words

30 Day Book Challenge

Catcher in the Rye

I can finally cross Catcher in the Rye off my TBR list.  I’ve owned this book for a few years now, about 9 if memory serves me correct.  304 more words


J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions:

The trouble
with me is,
I like it when somebody digresses.

Holden Caulfield, in
J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye…

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Curl My Toes (who Said That?)

Book: The Catcher in the Rye

Originally Published: July 16, 1951

By: J.D. Salinger

A favorite novel of serial killers and widely considered one of the greatest novels of all-time, J.D. Salinger created the perfect story of angst-ridden teenage adolescence. 114 more words