Salinger pushing up the daisies finally
Here's the yucky, rather fawning obituary in the Times:
Anyway, if you choose to be sentimental about the old monster's passing into the afterlife, you might pick up a copy of Catcher in the Rye and head to the Museum of Natural History. You can read and walk as you trace the wanderings of the main character, Holden Caufield, through the museum, and afterward go on a sentimental journey through New York, tracing Holden's rantings and ramblings as you go. Why do I have the feeling we're going to see a lot of self-obsessed twenty-somethings at the museum in the next few weeks, all with a copy of this book in their back pockets.
Another factoid: The guy who shot John Lennon said it was because he had been inspired by The Catcher in the Rye. Way to go, Salinger.