Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rest In Peace, J.D. Salinger.

Catcher in the Rye will forever be a book I remember, because amongst the many, many books I had to read throughout high school and university, it was one of those that stuck the most (that, and Perfume by Patrick Suskind).

Salinger may be gone, but he'll live on because there's a little Holden Caulfied in all of us.

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

- Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye

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