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?