To read the letter in larger print click here; Letters Of Note
J.D. Salinger passed away today at the ripe old age of 91. Perhaps there is something to be said for “getting away from it all”. I imagine I join millions of others in saying his “Catcher In The Rye” was a pivotal novel for me . It was truly the first time, as a young reader, that I felt the author was really talking to me and not just telling me a story. I fell in love with Holden Caufield way back then and I never lost the love. To be sure, other suitors and their creators have come along, too myriad to list (OK, Garcia-Marquez gets a shout out) but Holden and J.D. will always occupy that special place in my heart.
Alright, I’m a little verklempt (sp?) so let’s consider this “Mini-Post Thursday”. I’ll be back with more colour tomorrow. Night All…
PS. The above website Letters Of Note (.com) is a very cool site. Give it a gander. “Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated every weekday. Edited by Shaun Usher.” (from the Letters of Note website)