Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jerome David “J.D.” Salinger, a private man

From most accounts, J.D. Salinger was an obsessively private man, particularly so after the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, in 1951.  He was known to sue those who infringed his privacy and the sanctity of his … Continue reading

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The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

I think ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is a good place to move on to from Lawrence Durrell’s, ‘The Alexandria Quartet‘.  It is probably the most readily available book in the world and its only 214 small pages long. How about it … Continue reading

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Apologies, Dear Book Clubbers…

I’ve come to the administrative decision that “The Alexandria Quartet” by Lawrence Durrell is a brutal read.  To quote: “I have been looking through my papers tonight.  Some  have been converted to kitchen uses, some the child has destroyed.  This … Continue reading

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