It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the news today that author J.D. Salinger has died at the age of 91.
Salinger is perhaps best known for his coming of age novel The Catcher in the Rye. This is one of my personal all-time favorite novels, and one I have always cherished. It’s one of those quintessential novels that every teen should read — despite the attempts of some narrow-minded souls to have it banned. And because Salinger was so anti-Hollywood, don’t wait around for a movie adaptation. It won’t happen.
You can read more about Salinger’s death here.
Meanwhile, I’m currently stuck in the Denver airport, waiting for a connecting flight (hopefully, if the weather in Oklahoma cooperates) … but as soon as I get home, I am breaking out my battered copy of Catcher in the Rye for yet another read-through.
I highly recommend you do the same.
For the comments: Have you read any of Salinger’s work? What’s your favorite?