Sunday, 31 January 2010

Catch you later

The author J.D. Salinger died last week, ending decades of speculation as to whether he would publish another work to equal his lauded 'Catcher in the rye'. Most people seem as I did, to read the book as a teenager and then move on thinking"that was OK", unfortunately a minority decide to use the book as a template for a life of anti establishment bedsit rebellion. You can see these people at every rally,protest and action,fighting the 'power' and sticking it to 'the man' (or any version of mum and dad) The book luckily seems to winnow out those too feckless and stupid to realise that living a decent productive life is much more difficult than that of a so called outsider. Even as a teenager I was aware that if I had ever met the likes of the books main protagonist I would have ended up giving the spoilt little whiner a good kicking....at no charge!

5 comments:

黃色 said...

笑口常開~~天天開心.........................

Anonymous said...

Did this piece kick off from what you were saying in your "kitchen" on Thursday.

rob said...

Very well said!

Gallimaufry said...

Thank goodness someone else thinks Holden Caulfield was a jerk of the first water.

lilith said...

I loved the book (aged 15) but it means nothing to my daughter's generation at all. She had it as a "set book" and wondered why.