Thursday, September 26, 2013

12 Coming-of-Age Novels That Are Better Than ‘Catcher in the Rye’

12 Coming-of-Age Novels That Are Better Than 'Catcher in the Rye'

By James Altucher on

I hate Catcher in the Rye: a novel about a privileged Upper East Side kid who doesn’t like exclusive prep schools and has a fun day at various hotels and ice skating rinks while figuring his relatively easy life out.
If you are the son of a billionaire hedge fund manager, then perhaps Catcher in the Rye is the perfect coming of age novel for you. … Read More

Dispatch From a Stephen King Reading: “‘Doctor Sleep’ Is About Death”

Owen King introduced himself very simply last night at a fundraising appearance to benefit books in New York schools. He was going to read from Doctor Sleep, he said, then deadpanned, “Which I wrote.” Across the stage, his father Stephen gave him the finger. The crowd of 500 or 600 people, crammed into a theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, ate it up. … Read More

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