J.D. Salinger passes away

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all.  Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me.  And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff.  What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.  That’s all I do all day.  I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all.  I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”  – Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye.

The Catcher in the Rye is one of my all time favourite books. A literary rite of passage. Highly highly recommended – please pick up a copy if you haven’t read it.

The author, J.D. “famous for being not wanting to be famous” Salinger passed away on January 27th 2010.  God bless his soul.

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