My (likely random) thoughts on a first read of the works of J. D. Salinger.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Once a Week Won't Kill You
I don't think this story is as well constructed as some of Salinger's others. I had trouble following the dialogue in the beginning. I know Salinger likes to give that 'tip of the iceberg' impression, but I was on pretty unsteady ground as a first time reader of the story. I liked the sentiment and the ending, and for that matter the character descriptions, but the story overall wasn't a great success.