Monday, February 1, 2010

Goodbye, Buddy

J.D. Salinger's books changed my life, and even though he wan't publishing anymore, while he was still alive I felt like his works were still continuing. His death marks a definite end to his writing. So I suppose my sadness at his passing is rather selfish, but for what it's worth, I felt like Buddy Glass what my friend, and I'll miss him.


  1. I saw him as a friend, too. Fred (my teacher w/ a cult of personality) always says that we should cherish books because we get to spend very personal one-on-one time with the author's mind. The beauty of being a writer is that your works out-live you.

  2. "His death marks a definite end to his writing." My favorite.