Spider-Man Would Be an Exceptionally Good Catcher in the Rye

“Orphaned high-school wunderkind Peter Parker made his first appearance in print about a decade after the publication of “The Catcher in the Rye,” at the very height of J.D. Salinger’s fame and influence. Solitary, haunted by guilt and sworn to defend the weak, Peter is a virtual clone of Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, albeit with a fantasy alter ego Holden lacks.”

“Spider-Man and Holden Caulfield: A secret history” by Andrew O’Hehir

Go see The Amazing Spider-Man, then read “The Real Holden Caulfield” to decide for yourself.

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