holden caulfield on… prayer?

So… I’m reading The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger for the first time right now. I really enjoy Salinger’s style; I can see how this book is so popular from that aspect alone. Early on (in ch 3), I ran into this quotation from the main character, one Holden Caulfield, on how he evaluates the books he reads. It strikes me as an apt approach to Scripture and prayer as well.

What 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.