Hey Jack, you’re killing the (wannabe) hipster in me

Because I am so cool (I exhale snowflakes), I attempted to finish Jack Kerouac's "The Visions of Cody" during the Christmas break. Yes, this girl reads Kerouac, Salinger, Rice and the occasional Rowling in her spare time. (None of the S&M shit that girls my age tout as a "must read"). (I mean, if I …

Yes, it’s another Salinger post

In my opinion, the best obituary for JD Salinger was written by the New York Times: "J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his back on success and adulation, becoming the Garbo of letters, famous for …

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 …