Quote: The author as your terrific friend

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” (J.D. Salinger, American author of The Catcher in the Rye)

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  1. amyleebell

    I once read a book by Melody Carlson that was written in diary format. When I finished it, I wanted nothing more than to send an email to the main character, and ask how she was doing!


  2. justinwriter

    Great quote. I would have like to call Barbara Kingsolver after reading The Poisonwood Bible and maybe write to Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness) F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) and Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha) Oh, the list could go on …


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