"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." JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (published 1951, a novel).
More quotes by JD Salinger, writers and reading in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994)
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