Ohhh, wow. The only book by him I ever read was his most famous, but I still really enjoyed that - he had a good run though, 91!
Who? The only J.D. I know is Dr. John Dorian I'm afraid.
One of those websites that predict people who'll die had him down for this year.
Its funny, Patrick Swayze dies, Brittany Murphy dies, and the whole world takes a pause for a minute in mourning. A writer who defined a generation and whose work inspired countless people to become writers themselves dies and there's not much of a fanfare at all. What's even funnier is that this is probably exactly what he would have wanted, the guy really seemed to hate fame or being bothered.
Wow J.D Salinger is dead, I never heard till seen it on here.
Yeah he wrote Catcher in the Rye (the book Mark Chapman was reading while shooting John Lennon. Not at the same time obviously but he had it with him during said murder)
Raise high the roof beams carpenter & Franny and Zooey both exceptional books by the same man... enjoy
The Catcher was an amazing book. I actually looked at his Wikipedia article a couple of weeks back thinking "wow, he's still alive."
Requiescat in pace.
The Cathcher in the Rye is probably the most overrated book of all time.
I didn't like raise high the roof beam or Franny and Zooey tbh. The catcher in the rye was great though.
Such a shame, he lived to a good age though.
I've only read The Catcher in the Rye and it's one of my favourite books, it's been criticised quite a bit on this forum which I don't understand. I think people don't entirely comprehend what's really going on and just see a moody and annoying teenager, it's so much more than that. I will read some of his other stuff one day, apparently his short stories are really good.
I wonder if he'll be mentioned in the news later. Maybe on the review show which is coming on tonight.
Hmm, sad, but... it's not like DFW or Vonnegut dying, because he probably wasn't ever going to write, or, at least, publish anything again anyway. Which is a selfish way to react to someone's death, but... there it is.
Well, it was bound to happen sometime soon.
He had a good life.
Over rated, yes, still a ******* awesome book, by anyone's standards.