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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_salinger

 

JD Salinger passed away today. The Catcher in the Rye is a favorite of mine, and I as always amazed at how it continues to sell year after year. I'm actually a little excited to hear this, I mean I'm sad for the guy, but now we might get to see all those books he has been writing in seclusion for the last 50 years.

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I actually bought "Catcher in the Rye" two weeks ago :lol:

 

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The Catcher in the Rye is a favorite of mine, and I as always amazed at how it continues to sell year after year.

Being on every junior-high required reading list in the country probably helps sales...

 

(Not to take anything away from the book.)

 

((But Nine Stories was better.))

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I guess now that he's gone the movie studios will finally get their wish and do a screen adaptation. I thought Catcher was just ok. My favorite work of his was a short story called A Boy in France.

"While it is true you learn with age, the down side is what you often learn is what a damn fool you were before"

Thomas Sowell

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I didn't like The Catcher in the Rye. The main guy was too whiny.

 

This.

In 7th grade, I teach the students how Chuck Norris took down the Roman Empire, so it is good that you are starting early on this curriculum.

 

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I didn't like The Catcher in the Rye. The main guy was too whiny.

I see why people would think this, but to my ears, this is a bit like criticizing an AC/DC album for being too loud and vulgar. Sure, it's accurate, but the parts that you're calling out as weaknesses are the entire ****ing point of the work.

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I don't like AC/DC for being loud and vulgar. I'm not saying it's a weakness, just that I don't like it.

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