I heard the sad news today that author JD Salinger has died at the age of 91.
The author of several books, most famously, “The Catcher in the Rye”, he was able to capture the feeling of teenage insolation and disillusion in Cold War America. (and managed to make his main character, anti-hero Holden Caufield immortal and the model for teen rebellion. (Rebel Without A Cause, The Graduate, etc)
It was one of the first books I read and was able to relate to and have gone back again and again when I feel like the world is unfair. Salinger will be missed.
Which book had a real impact on your life and why?
“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.” — J. D. Salinger