JD Salinger: The Mad Genius

Please indulge my emotional posting today. One of my favourite authors, JD Salinger, died yesterday at his home in New Hampshire. Salinger first made his fame via the stories published in the New Yorker’s magazine. He published his critically acclaimed nover, The Catcher in the Rye, in 1951. 

Am shutting the door to my office in to reread The Catcher again today. I don’t give a flying fish of what’s going on in the world today. The protagonist in this novel, Holden Caulfield, makes rebellion and profanity seem natural. A true genius this Salinger chap was. 

A dear friend, Lady Chatterton, wrote on her Twitter page that the book makes her falls in love with carousels. A long lost friend, Shafriman, once said the book makes he feels suicidal. 

Reclusive and private, Salinger hated fame and attention. This is one book you must have on your shelf. 

An obituary, here.


7 thoughts on “JD Salinger: The Mad Genius

  1. Alahai… Emosional kunun…

    Apa masalah? Tak senang tengok orang senang? Tak suka jangan baca, babe. JANGAN BACA! Bodo…

  2. ..temper, lady, temper…and I still think you should set up that seafood restaurant in Pantai Irama..and read all of Salinger’s book there..:)..and pakmat can act the carousel, if you want..cheers..

  3. Elviza..that response to “Anonymous”..was that really you?Well,surely even Elviza is entitled to a momentary lapse of self-control, right?So be it.We are all, at the of the day, human.

    JD Salinger?Brilliant chap.They don`t make writers like that anymore(Sigh!)


  4. Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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