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James Delingpole

Oh no: On the Road’s a masterpiece. So what else have I missed?

I had good reasons for ignoring it. And Catcher in the Rye, too. But I’m glad Boy forced me to change my mind

29 August 2015

9:00 AM

29 August 2015

9:00 AM

This week’s column is dedicated to all those of you who have never read Catcher in the Rye and who, what’s more, are unhealthily proud of the fact. It’s OK: I understand. I was one of you myself till a couple of weeks ago when, at Boy’s insistence, I wearily set aside some of my valuable beach time to plough through this hideously overrated and tiresome ‘classic’.

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