'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies

NEW YORK (AP) – “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger has died at age 91 in New Hampshire.

The author’s son, in a statement from the author’s literary representative, says Salinger died of natural causes at his home. He had lived for decades in self-imposed isolation in the small, remote house in Cornish, N.H.

via ‘Catcher in the Rye’ author J.D. Salinger dies.

PID COMMENT: In case you don’t know, ‘Catcher in the Rye’ is a book sometimes carried by programmed killers. Both John Hinkley and Mark David Chapman had copies on them.  Hinkley was calmly reading the book when the police arrived at the Dakota following the shooting of John Lennon. As such, the book may have been a triggering device much like the Queen of Hearts in the movie, The Manchurian Candidate. The book’s played a programming role in Mel Gibson’s film, Conspiracy Theory as well.

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