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
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
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