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Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Catcher in the Rye
Rats, I couldn't listen to The Purloined Letter as planned--that disc is damaged also. So I put on a recording of John Cheever stories and listened Meryl Streep reading The Enormous Radio, and that was great but afterward I did not want to hear any more Cheever stories just then.
"I just didn't feel like it, if you want to know the truth. I really didn't..." Instead I finished reading The Catcher in the Rye, very sad too, but in a different way than the Cheever. You hope old Holden won't grow up to be like Cheever. But he might.