"In Mr. Salinger we have a fresh voice. One can actually hear it speaking, and what is has to say is uncannily true, perceptive, and compassionate."
—Clifton Fadiman, Book-of-the-Month Club News
"We read The Catcher in the Rye and feel like the book understands us in deep and improbable ways."
"A contemporary master--a genius...Here was a man who used language as if it were pure energy beautifully controlled, and who knew exactly what he was doing in every silence as well as in every word."
, New York Times Book Review
"Salinger's work meant a lot to me when I was a young person and his writing still sings now."