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.


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 Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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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.


  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.


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


  4. Arti says:

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


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