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My last mangled simile of 2008

Me, at breakfast, reacting to the New York Times' description of "Hapworth 16, 1924," J.D. Salinger's last published work of fiction:

"This seems like a ship whose time has sailed."

(I.e., and not surprisingly for a story written in the 1960s, it sounds rather dated.)

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tarrinthetree
Dec. 31st, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Have you seen The Spirit? It's incredibly weird, and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. (Since you've provided really amusing reactions to movies before...)
matt_ruff
Dec. 31st, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
I think The Spirit, like Sin City, is going to be a rental for me. But I will get around to seeing it eventually.
bassfingers
Jan. 1st, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'd been reading up on J.D. lately (turns out he's technically my great uncle by some odd marriages along the way...)

Unlike Kafka, who wanted his unfinished or unpublished works destroyed upon his death, apparently Salinger has clearly labeled files including tags that indicate what should be published after he dies. Not that I ever thought he was "all that", but it will be curious for the literary critics to have new material to either praise or punish...
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