I think everyone reads J.D Salinger not because they discovered his work but because Catcher in the Rye is force- fed to us all around the age of 14/15. I have to be honest; I don’t remember being blown away by this book. I am prepared to be denounced as illiterate and uneducated, tutted at for being the philistine among you but if I remember correctly, I found it a rather boring book.
I think I still have my school copy in the attic and based on my recent bout of learning and discovery, and owing to his passing I have added Catcher in the Rye to my ever growing to-read list. I wonder if I will be blown away now?
Here is an article by Dave Eggers.