Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 02:02 am: |
I've just heard that he's died, aged 91. Like so many, I'll never forget reading The Catcher in the Rye as a teenager. On BBC World News they interviewed author Jay McInerney, 'author of Bright Light's, Big City'. I noticed him wincing - perhaps he noticed the apostrophe they'd added to the title of his novel.
Ian Alexander Martin (Iam)
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 02:26 am: |
I'd describe what the person responsible for that Grocer's Apostrophe in typical style of the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye, but there are ladies present.
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 03:18 pm: |
Holden Caulfield was a whinger.
Stephen Walsh (Stephenw)
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 01:23 pm: |
For the first few chapters I was with Weber and couldn't see what all the fuss was about but now Holden's deeper voice has kicked in and I'm hooked... the amount of detail and sheer depth in the characterisation is very powerful.
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 01:34 pm: |
I liked Catcher in the rye when I ready it several years ago, but I actually preferred some of his short stories, especially "For Esmé, with love and squalor" and "A perfect day for bananafish".
Now it's more than 20 years ago when I read his books - I am curious if my taste has evolved since.