Thursday, January 28, 2010

In Memoriam

J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010

I don't have much to say about J.D. Salinger, other than that I -- like everybody else in America -- read The Catcher in the Rye in some high school English class. I can't remember if I liked it or not, but I do remember that I finished it, which is more than I can say about most books I was required to read in some high school English class. Salinger will forever be immortal for having written one of the few books most high school students actually enjoy reading.

And now he's dead, which just means he's going to be that much more notorious for being a recluse.

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