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!