I read this column by Mike Littwin after JD Salinger’s death.
He poses the question, “Would today’s teenagers still get Holden Caulfield?”
It made me wonder about my friends and their relationship, if any, with Holden Caulfield.
Personally, I don’t have a relationship with Holden. For some inexplicable reason, like I didn’t want to, I never read it. Maybe I just preferred my own particular brand of angst to his.
So here are three questions for you …
1. Did you read The Catcher in the Rye?
2. Did you relate to Holden’s angst?
3. Would you play a Catcher in the Rye video game where you and Holden together fight ennui and phoniness with wicked awesome swords and swashbuckling heroics?