26 August 2013

True reading confession

This new dishy biography of Salinger, even if it turns out to be half-true or less, sounds like better reading than his books.

1 comment:

D.H. Sayer said...

Harsh! I finally bit the bullet and ordered it yesterday, even though I have zero respect for the trashy Hollywood screenwriter who spearheaded this project. I guess there was no way I wasn't going to get it; I'm an amateur Salinger nut. I've read all the published stuff; all the uncollected stuff*; Hamilton's, Alexander's, and Slawenski's biographies (and enjoyed them all!); Joyce Maynard's memoirs; even his daughter's book (skimmed). So bring it Salerno, I guess.

* - My confession: Even I can't get through Hapworth.