Friday, January 29, 2010
RIP Jerome David Salinger
JD Salinger is dead. He is responsible for me calling people phoneys at any given opportunity. He also inspired a character in a sit-com which I wrote with Perseus ten years ago, who we called 'Salinger'. He also gave airtime to disenfranchised adolescents (along with the Violent Femmes and Morrissey as recently mentioned, but from a whole other era if you don't mind).
And Catcher in the Rye was pretty good too.
He made my life slightly better for having read the book. Good on him for that.