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JD Salinger

JD Salinger, the reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye has died, 91.

You know, I liked Catcher in the Rye. Not enough that it is my favourite book, or that it would make that list, but I liked it enough that I was always curious as to what Salinger wrote after. Legend has it that though the author stopped publishing after the book became hugely famous, he kept writing, and the work was filed away in a large metal cabinet, where it would be released after his death. Morbidly, and since I have no particular relationship with Salinger the person, I rather hope this is true.

I tell myself that, even though this might not be the best response to an author's death, at least I'm not Brett Easton Ellis, who used twitter to announce his Salinger-is-Dead Party.

(crossposted)

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angriest
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
I really like The Catcher in the Rye, and I too would be interested to see if we suddenly start getting a pile of posthumously published Salinger novels.
frogworth
Jan. 29th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
I hated Catcher in the Rye. I just thought Holden Caulfield was a cunt, and didn't want to read a book about an annoying little shit.

I suspect I wouldn't hate it any more if I bothered reading it again, but meh.
Still, despite this I am sad that the old recluse has died.
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