Friday, January 04, 2013
What Really Knocks Me & Holden Out
When J.D. Salinger wrote these words for Holden Caulfield, I doubt he dreamed of a time when readers could contact authors almost instantly over the Internet.
Writing is a lonely but ebullient madness. It's magical when readers talk about the people, places and events in our imaginary worlds as if they are completely real.
Now, readers chat daily with writers of their favorite books and many of them do
become terrific friends.
Holden, if you're out there, I hope you'll email old Thomas Hardy. I know he'd love to hear from you.
Reading so rocks,
Labels: Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, Internet, J.D. Salinger, reading
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Terri Farley @ 3:58 AM