Friday, January 29, 2010

See More Glass

The original literary obsessions of my early life. Rest in peace, strange man.


The Literary Lioness said...

Everyone talks about Catcher in the Rye, which of course is great, but Nine Stories by Salinger had an even bigger impact on my writing life. I started to write short stories after reading that book. And you're right, W.R., he was a strange man.

litj said...

Oh, Franny and Zooey was my fave. Absolutely loved that book.

Hated Raise High the Roofbeams, though. (Sorry, J.D. RIP!)

Writer, Rejected said...

And yet sometimes I find myself walking around, thinking, that title: "Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters!" No reason, really. Just thinking the title. Something totally catchy/crazy/memorable about it. The syntax makes me giddy. I don't remember too much about the book, though.