Friday, August 11, 2006

August 11, 2006...Ghetto Salinger

I'm now reading J.D. Salinger's awesome book of short stories called Nine Stories. He's such a nineteen fifties writer. You can tell because the characters in his stories are always smoking. And smoking nonchalantly. Not that I have anything against smoking [except it causing cancer and all]. I just think it's funny how the time has passed where something, that, at one time, wasn't a big deal, causes readers to internally shake thier heads in dismay.

I want to write a Salinger inspired story. But my story will be set in the ghetto. And, because it's set in the ghetto, I'll cram full of things like nonchallant crack smoking.

I could also make whitetrash characters that live in trailor parks. I'll load the stories with nonchallant smoking. And drinking good beer like "Busch Light".


Hilary said...

I love Salinger and approve wholeheartedly about your story idea.

I'd like to recommend The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight by Mark Haddon. I thought it had a real "catcher in the rye" feel to it and it's peppered with cool diagrams. :) When I finished reading I had to suppress the urge to buy a copy for everyone I know.

Hilary said...

woops, that should be
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Sorry about that. See even that's too long for me to handle and it's not even a full sentence.


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