Thursday, January 28, 2010

RIP J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)

From J.D. Salinger's Catcher In The Rye:

"I hope to hell that when I do die somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody."

3 comments:

Lesli said...

I am embarrassed to admit I never read Catcher in the Rye and now I think I should.

Do you think I would like it?

Kathryn said...

Lesli, don't think you'd like it. It seems really dated today. Actually just heard this morning that folks your age get annoyed by the main character. Read Blessings instead.

Lesli said...

Thanks, Kathryn!