Friday, January 29, 2010

J.D.Salinger died

J.D.Salinger died yesterday in his house in Cornish New Heaven where he retired in 1953. He was 91 years old and has never published a book since 1965.
He is still famous for the few books he published and in particular for his best seller Catcher in the Rye.
You may not have read Catcher in the Rye...well then you are lucky, you can read and enjoy it. A translation in French is bound to be published again soon. Buy it and read it. It is taught in schools in the U.S. and still is a teenager favorite.
The hero Holden Caulfield is 16 years old, he thinks people are either authentic or phony, no in between! You will either love him or hate him.
The book is about Holden's perils, travels and adventures in New York city after being expelled from his prep school. If you want to follow him through New York follow this link.