Hey Fantasy Nerds,
My apologies, there will be no Game of Thrones wrap-up tonight on the Bookshelf Battle Blog.
In the meantime, you should really be reading the top notch tale that is “Game of Yetis.” Here’s the most recent installment.
Hey 3.5 Readers,
Alien Jones is taking a Sunday off so I, your humble blog host, Bookshelf Q. Battler can provide you some commentary and analysis on the controversial classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
Yes, once in awhile an honest to god book review happens here on the Bookshelf Battle Blog.
I’ve heard about this book my entire life, but only about how controversial it is, how it was banned and considered subversive when it first came out.
I never knew what it was about, but given all the negative hype, I assumed it must be something awful that would turn me into a crazed wacko hippy or something.
So when I finally cracked it open, I was surprised to find it’s just about a kid wandering around New York City in a dazed and confused manner.
Even more surprising? It is equal parts sad and hilarious.
The protagonist? One Holden Caulfield, a highly opinionated wayward youth whose soul is a bottomless pit of complaints. From his friends at school to random people he meets, from Hollywood to New York City, everyone, is, to Holden “a phony.”
It took me a moment to get used to 1951 speak. If this novel is a barometer of culture during the middle of the last century, then apparently youngsters of the time said some pretty bizarre things.
How to Speak Like Holden Caulfield