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bijou
01-28-2010, 02:00 PM
"Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger has died at age 91 in New Hampshire.
The author's son, in a statement from the author's literary representative, says Salinger died of natural causes at his home. He had lived for decades in self-imposed isolation in the small, remote house in Cornish, N.H. ...

link (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014411.html?categoryId=21&cs=1)

Gingersnap
01-28-2010, 02:36 PM
I guess we can quit waiting for that next book.

bijou
01-28-2010, 02:44 PM
I guess we can quit waiting for that next book.

Death didn't stop Virginia Andrews from producing novels. :D

noonwitch
01-28-2010, 03:14 PM
Death didn't stop Virginia Andrews from producing novels. :D



It didn't stop John Lennon from releasing new songs, either. I don't think there's a Yoko Salinger out there, though.

I've read two of his books-I preferred Franny and Zooey to The Catcher In The Rye, although when I was a 20-something delinquency worker, I used to tell my charges "I am the catcher in the rye".

coach
01-28-2010, 03:18 PM
Vaya con Dios JD, I enjoyed your work.
Wished there was more but sometimes you just dont get your wish.

FlaGator
01-28-2010, 03:32 PM
I guess we can quit waiting for that next book.

I read somewhere that in the 80s he claimed to have 15 unpublished novels locked away in his estate.... so maybe the wait goes on.

Bubba Dawg
01-28-2010, 09:34 PM
It didn't stop John Lennon from releasing new songs, either. I don't think there's a Yoko Salinger out there, though.

I've read two of his books-I preferred Franny and Zooey to The Catcher In The Rye, although when I was a 20-something delinquency worker, I used to tell my charges "I am the catcher in the rye".

Good analogy.

Where do the ducks go in winter....

Shannon
01-28-2010, 09:56 PM
I read somewhere that in the 80s he claimed to have 15 unpublished novels locked away in his estate.... so maybe the wait goes on.

Ugh. You couldn't pay me to read any more of his drivel.

Bubba Dawg
01-28-2010, 10:16 PM
Ugh. You couldn't pay me to read any more of his drivel.

Salinger is not one of my favorite authors but I found him interesting.

I'm appreciated Catcher but wasn't required to read it.

linda22003
01-29-2010, 09:00 AM
Ugh. You couldn't pay me to read any more of his drivel.

Well, true, he's no James Patterson..... :rolleyes:

Shannon
01-30-2010, 07:49 PM
Well, true, he's no James Patterson..... :rolleyes:

Patterson is at least somewhat entertaining.