Thursday, January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger Dies

I just heard J.D. Salinger died at 91. I read The Catcher in the Rye in eleventh grade. It was one of the first "school books" I enjoyed from cover to cover and remains my single best reading experience. Salinger seemed completely into the voice of Holden Caulfield. I almost believed the novel was non-fiction. It was and is how I want to write.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Don't we all. Also loved Nine Stories--maybe more.