Thursday, January 28, 2010

In Memorium - J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger passed away today, at age 91.

Damn. The world of words just got a little less brilliant.

Catcher in the Rye was one of the first novels that I read that showed me the true power of storytelling.

It was also in studying the book (I too read this for high-school English) and having to write essays upon it that I came to consider writing for others in any serious way.

Holden's story stands up as one of my favorites, up there with A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Catch 22, each of which have had a profound influence on me.

Here is a link to his obituary on CBC.com

Rest in peace Mr. Salinger.

Chris

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