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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: January 28, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    J.D. Salinger bows out

    Fiona McCann

    As Holden Caulfield put it: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wished the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”

    • says:

      How terribly sad, another American titan falls.

      With love and squalor JD.

    • 666 says:

      Didnt write a decent line since 65;Inspired a lunatic to murder a millionaire rock star.Became a paranoid recluse himself hiding from dangerous “Fans” An over rated icon pumped up by an illiterate age of cyber celebrity obsessive imbeciles

    • Kynos says:

      He started me smoking. Holden Caulfield did. I forgive him though he also got me started looking at the world a certain way. Manson would have blamed anything but himself for what he did his condition isn’t by any means rare 3% of the human population are sociopaths. Not Caulfield’s fault I then continued smoking for the next 30 years.

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