SALINGER To read or not to read? Get outta here

 

I will make this short and to the point.  Vitriolic is not my customary tone in talking books.

But.

The new over-hyped “literary biography” of J.D. Salinger, SALINGER, is the biggest, most blatant rip off of an artist’s life and legacy in recent memory.

It is, by even the lowest most febrile standards, prurient, voyeuristic and disgusting.

Simon & Schuster and Shields et al deserve to be flushed for trying to pull this off.  They are vultures.

Salinger wrote some memorable novels that still speak to us today. Let’s leave it at that, OK?

About margaretjeanlangstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic and so on for many years ....a consultant to publishers, a friend and supporter of others, admittedly a small group but my kind of people, interested in literary things and of writers who aspire to writing not just books (or poems, stories, novels, plays etc.) but literature.
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6 Responses to SALINGER To read or not to read? Get outta here

  1. Stuff Jeff Reads says:

    Was thinking that I need to read Franny and Zooey again.

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  3. I’ll be popping in regularly, yes, I will! :)

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  4. Arti says:

    The film based on the book was screened to mixed reviews at TIFF.

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