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Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger is dead!

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Hello All,

I just found out that J.D. Salinger, the author of Catcher in the Rye had died at 91, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100128/ap_en_ot/us_obit_. I read Catcher in the Rye for the first time a few years ago. It was one of the books that had been deemed a "classic" that lived up to the hype. Well, Mr. Salinger, you left a good one behind. Thanks.

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For so long, I've heard so much about "Catcher in the Rye" but in spite of it being touted as the definitive novel of my generation, I never read it because its voice was that of a white youth confronting life, something I didn't identify with. But I am now planning to check it out.

I was interested to read in Salinger's numerous obituaries that this book was the "bible" of Mark Chapman, the guy who killed, Beatle, John Lennon.

lnnon

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