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Love it when it's not critically acclaimed,
This review is from: Apathy and Other Small Victories (Hardcover)
I love it when something amazing is not critically acclaimed and essentially ignored. Doesn't it seep credibility? I've read others' reviews of this and I am wondering why no one has hit on the obvious: this is our generation's foul-mouthed Holden Caulfield.
Oh my goodness the story is not perfect- duh - it's not supposed to be. We don't get completely developed characters -duh - we are not supposed to. We don't know why Shane has hit this point in his life- get real...we aren't supposed to. What happened to symbolism and thought and stretching our minds? We are supposed to absorb the prose and imagine and work through and enjoy this.
Wow- when was the last time we read something, not for the story, but just for the words? Not to skim for the action but to sip on each sentence like a fine wine? No, not Salinger but maybe Salinger mixed with a bit of ourselves.
Critics go back to your bestsellers---I prefer something that makes me think AND laugh.
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Initial post: Aug 23, 2007 5:46:59 PM PDT
Nadia Martinez says:
I absolutely agree on the Holden reference. Its a lot like Salinger without so much of the melancholy just more of the humor. I'm glad someone else noticed that as well.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011 1:14:07 PM PST
Yep. I saw the Holden similarity too! Even told my husband!
Posted on Apr 29, 2012 8:27:05 AM PDT
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