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J.D. Salinger - Dead at 91

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  1. Murf

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    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/jd-salinger-91-is-dead/

    Wow this is kind of big. Catcher in the Rye is easily one of my most favorite books that I've ever read, ever. Like, top five books.
     
  2. Crazy Dave Number 23

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    He just turned 91 a few weeks ago I think... There are only two things I read in the newspaper: the day's birthdays and the comic strip. I liked some bits about how the kid in the novel talked when he would exagerrate or emphasis, but otherwise wasn't entertained by it. Actually I think I typed this here recently, as I read it in December. Well. Hopefully he had fun in his reclusive lifestyle. :\
     
  3. Umaeril

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    Oh I didn't know he was alive. Wow. That is too bad.
     
  4. Fa Shi

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    I saw that too, but didn't bother me much.

    William Safire, though, was another story.
     
  5. Umaeril

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    Never heard of him, sorry.
     
  6. Fa Shi

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    He's a political columnist on the Washington Post, but he also wrote a column called On Language. He realy likes the English language and his writing is just awesome. =]
     
  7. Umaeril

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    I think I have heard of him.

    Do you read the Huffington Post? My fiance reads that daily.
     
  8. Umaeril

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    I think I have heard of him.

    Do you read the Huffington Post? My fiance reads that daily.
     
  9. Murf

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    I read hipster runoff multiple times daily. Recommend it to everybody.
     
  10. Fa Shi

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    I don't read much media, to be frank. XD I used to read WSJ whenever possible, but I don't think it was useful except for looking up-to-date about the world when a discussion arises. Heck, I never read anything other than the (interesting) opinions section nowadays.
     
  11. Umaeril

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    I found the WSJ to be a bore, but I have no head for business.
     
  12. Fa Shi

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    With the WSJ, the only important thing to read is the front page, seriously. >_> Then if anything looks interesting, you can read the full article inside... which doesn't happen very often.

    BTW, when I said I read Opinion, I meant the school newspaper, not the WSJ one. XD The WSJ is too serious and is indeed boring.
     
  13. Murf

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    I also read the NYtimes on my phone, which is very useful for me, as I don't pay super attention to the news, and there are a lot of interesting editorials that I can read about. I also read NPR links that my best friend's dad sends to me.
     
  14. Umaeril

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    I only read the BBC News. Impartial and the breadth of coverage is very good.
     
  15. Fa Shi

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    I honestly find WSJ to just be a status thing... and useful for looking smart in interviews and looking updated in current events. But if the events are important enough to impact the economy, you'll hear it everywhere anyway...
     

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