Day 29: JD Salinger

Yesterday I found out about the passing of JD Salinger. Like many people over the last 60 or so years, Catcher in the Rye had a profound effect on me. I always enjoyed reading and pretty much liked everything every English teacher put in front of me, but Catcher in the Rye was the first book I remember really connecting with and thinking, Wow, writing can do this? It is such a common reaction to a book that it is almost cliché, except for the fact that the book is just so darned cool it is cliché-proof.

I wish I had something profound to say, but unfortunately I don't. RIP JD Salinger, and thank you.

Fran

Comments

#1 V - So true. He has spoken to

V - So true. He has spoken to so many generations and I'm sure will speak to many more. I mean, teenagers will always be surly...that seems timeless.

#2 Thank You J.D.

Yes. Thank you J.D. Salinger for the beatnik's of the 50's, the hippies of the 60's, the over-sexed maniac's of the 70's, the druggie's of the 80's, the X generation of the 90's & the neXt generation of the new millennium. You made society so much better for everyone.