RIP J.D. Salinger

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RIP J.D. Salinger

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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Maggot Brain » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:25 am

About time. There's a fine line between "misunderstood genius" and "just pants up". I think he was the latter.

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Postby Arloest » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:35 am

It was weird, I was just thinking about him early this morning. What a shame.
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Postby Cactus Jack » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:08 am

My fiance texted me that he was dead, so I went into the other room where my coworkers were, made the announcement, and then asked "So either one of you know who this guy is?"

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Postby Rooster » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:44 pm

Meh, there are better writers who do more than one book.

Also, I didn't like Catcher In The Rye...it was really whiny and annoying self indulgent curd. Now Steinbeck, he could write angst.

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Postby Tom_Radigan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:07 pm

Hey I didn't like Moby-Dick. It tried to cram too much material into one story.

I never read "Catcher in the Rye" though.

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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby nickspoon » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:43 pm

He was pretty crazy, and hadn't done anything except suing people since 1965. Still, he wrote some good stuff, I think.
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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Maggot Brain » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:03 am

Meh, there are better writers who do more than one book.

Also, I didn't like Catcher In The Rye...it was really whiny and annoying self indulgent curd. Now Steinbeck, he could write angst.
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Postby Muninn » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:26 pm

About time. There's a fine line between "misunderstood genius" and "just pants up". I think he was the latter.
This. People applaud him for one book mostly, when there's so many other writers out there who kept writing after their initial success and managed to turn out good books.

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Postby Doc Sigma » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:45 pm

The Catcher in the Rye has to be one of the most polarizing books of all time. Everybody I've met fits into one of three categories: either they love the book, or they hate the book, or they've never read it.

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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Caoimhin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:36 pm

That guy was a major recluse. Wonder if someone is going to make a movie now that his estate belongs to whoever. He never allowed any movie adaptations, something I respect him for. I personally like The Catcher in the Rye , but I'd hate for them to make a movie out of it. Also it isn't quantity that counts and you're supposed to think Holden is a jackass, whiny, spoiled, delusional, and a lier. Its the effect that he was looking for. So succesfully achieving that makes him a great writer.

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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Arloest » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:37 pm

I read The Catcher in the Rye and I thought it was okay.
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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Gecko » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:08 am

I've loved Catcher in the Rye in every read, now numbering around a half-dozen.

To be honest, I find that some of his short stories are actually superior literary works. However, few of them capture life experiences as tangible and 'simple' as growing up. I still haven't read any work of literature that so naturally illustrates the mental state of being a teenager, and that's enough for me to tirelessly praise it.

The Catcher in the Rye has to be one of the most polarizing books of all time. Everybody I've met fits into one of three categories: either they love the book, or they hate the book, or they've never read it.
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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Doc Sigma » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:19 pm

I read The Catcher in the Rye and I thought it was okay.
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Re: RIP J.D. Salinger

Postby Muninn » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:08 pm

The Catcher in the Rye has to be one of the most polarizing books of all time. Everybody I've met fits into one of three categories: either they love the book, or they hate the book, or they've never read it.
I've read the book, but have forgotten most of what happened.


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