This was a wonderful book and I enjoyed it in many ways. One thing in particular I got from reading it was the desire to re-read Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. I believe I read it many, many years ago but had no real recollection of it. So when I finished My Salinger Year on the 30th, I immediately picked up a copy of Catcher to read.
My first perception of the book while reading it was how very sad and depressing it is: a broken kid, a broken world; but despite how sad the whole thing is, I found myself really caring about Holden and I can certainly understand why so many teens over the years have identified with this character. J. D. Salinger was certainly a masterful writer, and he will not be easily forgotten, by me or by anyone who has ever read his work.
I finished Catcher on November 3rd – and then found myself at a loss for what next to read. . .