Portents.

Here’s my office desk a good two months ago: …and last Saturday, around 5PM: I wont deny that I feel a certain sadness seeing the once “busy” desk left empty. There’s an unspoken melancholy in opening empty drawers, used to be crammed with papers and stuff– now rattling noisily due to an occasional pen or…

My Top 5 male fictional book characters

I saw a post like this while surfing the net and I got inspired to think who my favorite characters are ever written in a book. Truth is, I’ve been racking my brains the whole day trying to come up with my list and going back my collection of books and I can say this…

With JD’s death, will Holden finally come to life at the big screen?

So, the question now, with JD Salinger’s death, is will “Catcher in the Rye”–his iconic novel on teenage angst and youth alienation–be finally brought to the big screen? Many has tried, but JD’s extreme vehemence on seeing his novels interpreted by Hollywood,has made this impossible for almost 50 years. Since I am that kind of…

Jerome David “JD” Salinger, RIP (1919-2010)

JD Salinger, my voice of reason, died 27 Jan 2010 JD gave me Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of his book, “Catcher in the Rye” which was published in 1951. I first read the book 50 years after its first publication–I was newly out of university, full of zits, repressed hormones and left-over teenage angst. Holden…