J.D Salinger has died..(long live Holden Caulfield).

I still have my copy of The Catcher In The Rye that i had at school…probably the only book i’ve kept for so long…

Author and literary legend, J.D Salinger has died of natural causes aged 91.


Time Magazine put him on the cover in 1961 and his most famous work about the school life of a rebellious teenager is consistently voted as one of the greatest books of all time.

Here a little extract from The Catcher In The Rye :

“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.” ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 22, spoken by the character Holden Caulfield

I may just have to dust off my copy and remember the good times.


~ by mcsavage on January 29, 2010.

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