Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nine Stories - J D Salinger

Had last read Salinger a long time ago in school, and had been a little shaken by A catcher in the rye. I'm not sure what shook me then, whether it was the subject, the language or the precocious 1st person narration.

This collection of 9 short stories was not quite that shaking and was rather interesting. 2-3 of them( eg banafish) tended to be a bit too abstract for my understanding or taste. I quite liked most of the others, specially since they  had rather differing tones. The one with 2 old friends conversing about their lives seemed almost banal, and the "mystic" Teddy was predictable but memorable.

Overall a rather satisfying read.

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