J D Salinger pops his clogs...

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Litotes, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. J D Salinger

    Famous, perhaps, for not being famous, even though he wrote one of the world's most famous books "Catcher in the Rye".

    And, yes, I have read the book!

  2. One of my favourite books The Catcher in the Rye. Shame
  3. Never read any of his stuff.
    Hermit of the first water, but he did wear the green.

    He saw combat with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was active at Utah Beach on D-Day and in the Battle of the Bulge. wiki link

    Fair Play.

  4. An author second to none - a fanastic intro to the written word for a 'sprog'
  5. Pretty sure he was involved in liberating a few concentration camps, he had a nervous breakdown because of what he witnessed doing it.
  6. 'Six Degrees of Mervyn Peake'; apparently the same thing happened to Peake (and possibly many others, I wouldn't be surprised) I'm not sure that Peake had much to come and go on in the first place, though.
  7. The passing of a legend. Inevitable, but a shame nonetheless.