Post Reply Are you going to read J. D. Salinger new books?
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Posted 11/2/13
It is reported that five new books by the deceased author J. D. Salinger are coming out through 2015-2020.



Entertainment Weekly breaks down the supposedly upcoming titles:

—an anthology, The Family Glass, which will include the existing Glass family stories along with five new ones as well as a Glass family genealogy.

—a World War II novel inspired by Salinger’s enormously complicated relationship with his first wife, Sylvia, who may have been a Gestapo informant.

—a manual of the Hindu Vedanta religion, which Salinger followed for the last 50 years of his life.

—a novella based on Salinger’s own experiences that, according to the authors, “takes the form of a counterintelligence agent’s diary entries during World War II.”

—“a complete retooling” of Salinger’s unpublished Holden Caulfield story The Last and Best of the Peter Pans, which will be packaged with the existing Caulfield stories as well as new stories and The Catcher in the Rye, “creating a complete history of the Caulfield family.”


I really want to read the last one.


Anyway, was just wondering what you guys think? Are you going to read any of his new works? Do you think his books? etc?
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crazysouthsider wrote:



—“a complete retooling” of Salinger’s unpublished Holden Caulfield story The Last and Best of the Peter Pans, which will be packaged with the existing Caulfield stories as well as new stories and The Catcher in the Rye, “creating a complete history of the Caulfield family.”


Definitely want to read that last one. The others if I have time, but I'd love to read the complete history of the Caulfields.
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Posted 11/2/13
I most find out what happened to Holden Caulfield!
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yes, I am I bought Kindle Paperwhite for a reason
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Posted 11/3/13
Nah, those books are just phonies!
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I knew he'd died, but hadn't heard about the planned posthumous publications. The last one about the Caulfields sounds like something I might read but I'm hesitant, both due to respect and concern about quality, to read works that perhaps the author did not feel were finished or publication-worthy. So I guess I need to find out more about these.
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