The Salinger Contract
An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world’s most famous authors—from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger—to a sinister collector in ChicagoAdam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the author of the same name, tells the... show more
An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world’s most famous authors—from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger—to a sinister collector in ChicagoAdam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the author of the same name, tells the intertwining tales of two writers navigating a plot neither one of them could have ever imagined. There may be no other escape than to write their way out of it. Adam is a writer and stay-at-home dad in Bloomington, Indiana, drawn into an uneasy friendship with the charismatic and bestselling thriller author Conner Joyce. Conner is having trouble writing his next book, and when a menacing stranger approaches him with an odd—and lucrative—proposal, events quickly begin to spiral out of control. A novel of literary crimes and misdemeanors, The Salinger Contract will delight anyone who loves a fast-paced story told with humor, wit, and intrigue.
Publish date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Open Road Media E-riginal
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
Light thriller material, based in the world of literature and post-housing crash America. Not too bad, but not the best thriller in the world either. I still managed to finish it in a few days, though.
Saying too much about the plot of The Salinger Contract would spoil the fun of this smart and fast-paced novel. Adam Langer has crafted a self-aware metafictional mystery around the writing of crime fiction and publishing-industry skullduggery. Using the device of making his narrator--also named Ada...
When an author can climb into my head and read my thoughts, knows what I want, from the get go, the book will be ravished, giving up everything near and dear to make it a one-sitting experience. This book was one of those.The book is an experienced view of the current publishing world - the plummeti...
Although I enjoyed this easy-reading thriller, I could not really connect with the characters. It was interesting to read about the current state of publishing in a novel, as opposed to non-fiction. I thought the plot was good, but it became a bit far-fetched towards the end. This is not my normal g...