"No American writer will ever have a more alert ear, a more attentive eye, or a more ardent heart than Salinger's."
—Adam Gopnik, New Yorker
"Salinger's final confrontation with all the strains of his earlier fiction: sentimentality, depression, Eastern philosophy, isolation, and the guilt of being happy."
—Chris Wilson, Slate
"We mustn't be blind to what Salinger has accomplished by virtue of his overabundant love...The Glass stories retain an extraordinary interest and appeal."
—John Romano, New York Times
"Oddly, the joys and satisfactions of working on the Glass family peculiarly increase and deepen for me with the years. I can't say why, though. Not, at least, outside the casino proper of my fiction."
—J. D. Salinger, -