Various sources claim that in 1941, the author worked aboard a cruise ship called the MS Kungsholm. It was a key year in Salinger’s life; he sold two stories to the New Yorker and dated Oona O’Neil, daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill. One of the stories, “Slight Rebellion Off Madison,” later became a scene in The Catcher in the Rye. The following year he was drafted into the army, while the MS Kungsholm was taken over by the U.S. government and used for the war effort.
I have to admit to NOT being the literary type. I am a web junkie - not a book reader. I do know the Catcher in the Rye was cited by both Oswald and Mark David Chapman as their inspirations for being despicable assassins. What was the book about?
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.
It sounds like you need to unplug a little bit. So here's my advice:
On a nice warm sunny day, sit in your favorite adirondack chair out on the deck. Have a ice-cold ice tea ready. Enjoy the wonderful sounds and scents of the Great Outdoors. And then settle in and read this wonder book.
No computers, not TV's, no I-Pods -- no electronic devices of any sort. Just you, Mother Nature, and a good book!