Rest In Peace, J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger, legendary author of such classics as The Catcher and the Rye and Franny and Zooey died yesterday at the age of 91 of natural causes. He was in his remote house in Cornish, NH during the time of his death, where he lived for decades in a sort of self-imposed auscultation.
Salinger is responsible for the creation of one of American's most beloved rebels and antiheroes, Holden Caufield. I read The Catcher in the Rye many times throughout my life. I always found it a comfortable book to return to, whenever I'd be suffering from a reading drought. It was also one of the first books that I can recall truly speaking to me as a youth.
Let us take this time to remember J.D. Salinger and reflect in the comments below on what our experiences were reading his books.