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    Sad day. JD Salinger, author of the world wide famous book (and I'm sure bringer of many bad memories of high school English) Catcher In The Rye died this morning age 91.

    I don't know what's the point of this thread... But it's still sad?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/books/29salinger.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8486169.stm

    http://www.theparisreview.org/viewin...php/prmMID/652

    The last link is a really interesting interview with a publisher who had to turn Catcher down...

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    To be honest, I thought the guy died years ago.

    But still, :sad:
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    The death of a 91 year old made you feel mortal? Are you 90 1/2?

    I thought his book sucked, but RIP I suppose.
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    RIP Salinger.
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    Maybe I'll get round to reading The Catcher in the Rye now...
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    It is sad. I read half of his book, it was very good.
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    (Original post by ormaybeitsjustnarcissism)
    I read half of his book, it was very good.
    Obviously not good enough.
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    I guess the film can finally be made as he was he withheld filming rights =/

    It's so weird because I started reading it last night. Great book, great man...
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    I too thought he died years ago. He died at a nice age!
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    RIP indeed


    (Original post by Cherudim)
    I guess the film can finally be made as he was he withheld filming rights =/

    It's so weird because I started reading it last night. Great book, great man...
    What a horrible idea.
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    catcher in the rye is a modern masterpiece, captures the angst of youth and the onset of madness perfectly. not only a literary triumph, but also a fantastic psychological study.

    r.i.p salinger x
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    (Original post by explosions hurt)
    Obviously not good enough.
    No, it was. It's just a shame that because it had such an impact on everything after it, it made that one feel hackneyed which is unfair. Plus I sped up my reading because it was nearly the holidays, and ended up missing out details and who people were and stuff.
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    The definitive book on the teenage experience.

    RIP.
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    RIP Salinger, RIP :emo:
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    Sad day. JD Salinger, author of the world wide famous book (and I'm sure bringer of many bad memories of high school English) Catcher In The Rye died this morning age 91.

    I don't know what's the point of this thread... But it's still sad?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/books/29salinger.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8486169.stm

    http://www.theparisreview.org/viewin...php/prmMID/652

    The last link is a really interesting interview with a publisher who had to turn Catcher down...

    OMG OMG. I have been thinking about when he would die all this week. I was hoping that catcher in the rye would be made into a movie after he died, starring Michael Cera. I swear to God i was thinking about it all week!
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    One of the greats. *salutes*
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    ....http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8486169.stm
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    So is Howard Zinn.
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    Thread already opened on this, must have missed it: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1166347
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    (Original post by caw123)
    So is Howard Zinn.
    So is Michael Jackson.
 
 
 
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