Top critical review
Depressing and ridiculous
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2021
No inspiration whatsoever. His characters sit around and chat much nonsense; no plot, only meandering conversations that are mostly meaningless. I could not discern any message, arcane or overt, and cannot fathom why he received any rave reviews, or why he was such a popular author of his time - and still is in some circles. Having read "The Catcher in the Rye" in high school (when it was cool) I decided now that I'm retired with plenty of time to read, to wander back 50+ yrs to my youth and read more of his works. Not a good choice.