Sunday, January 31, 2010

Remembering Salinger

A Reader's Respite has come up with the brilliant idea for a The Catcher In The Rye read-a-long as a way to say goodbye and pay tribute to J.D. Salinger.

I've felt different ways (admiring, puzzled, exasperated) about Holden Caulfield since I first read the book at the age of 14, but I've always loved him.

The goddam discussion about all the madman stuff that happened to Holden (as well as some of that David Copperfield crap about his life) begins on February 20. If you're not a phony or a moron or about as sensitive as a toilet seat, you might consider joining. I'll be there -- unless I fall off a crazy cliff or something.


Autodidact101 said...

I loved his short stories the most. Nine short stories, they are so quirky and unique.

Kathleen said...

I just read this one within the last couple of months. I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of it. I think I might have enjoyed it more (not to say I didn't enjoy it at all, because I did) if I had read it when I was younger. Being a middle-aged woman now I couldn't quite relate to all of the angst but I did find the novel provoked a reaction in me so I liked it!

Anonymous said...

Love your last paragraph! You've captured Holden perfectly!