Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why Mess with a Classic?

Because some folks in publishing have a Hollywood mentality. (Remember Alexandra Ripley's egregious "Scarlett"? 105 one-star reviews out of a total of 385 at Amazon.)

Link to June 3 post, "Lawsuit targets 'rip-off' of 'Catcher in the Rye'".

Good advice from Salinger: "There's no more to Holden Caulfield. Read the book again. It's all there," the court filing quotes Salinger as saying in 1980. "Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time."

I've been meaning to take Salinger up on the re-reading offer. But now I'll have to wait until after I've completed my extended visit to Rabbit Angstrom's Brewer, Pennsylvania.

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