I hadn’t read either of these two until a few years ago, and they were well worth the wait.
Catcher takes some heat on account of the youthful protagonist rapscallion Holden Caulfield, but I find myself to be a proud member in the fanboy club.
The character and story are brilliant and while Holden makes it a metaphorical part-time job to stumble and tumble over his words and actions, he ultimately remains true to the arc.
Nine Stories blew me away from the first small tale all the way through to the finale and has yet to be usurped as my favorite collection of all time. What makes this book such a titan is the sheer unpredictability of what comes next on those pages. JD had a haunting way of keeping the reader propped up on their toes, and Nine Stories takes that glorified notion, frames it in an 8 x 10, and hangs it up on your family room wall.
Happy Friday everyone! Merry weekend! (It’s about time 🥳).
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