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  1. #1 Writer J.D. Salinger dies 
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    "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. ...
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    I guess we can quit waiting for that next book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I guess we can quit waiting for that next book.
    Death didn't stop Virginia Andrews from producing novels. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    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".
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    Vaya con Dios JD, I enjoyed your work.
    Wished there was more but sometimes you just dont get your wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    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    I read somewhere that in the 80s he claimed to have 15 unpublished novels locked away in his estate....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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I read somewhere that in the 80s he claimed to have 15 unpublished novels locked away in his estate....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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Ugh. You couldn't pay me to read any more of his drivel.
    Well, true, he's no James Patterson.....
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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