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Old 01-28-10, 10:48 PM
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The "Was J D Salinger Overrated" Thread

R.I.P to the author of the world's most overrated novel.

EDIT: Honest mistake. Meant novel in reference to "Catcher in the Rye" not novels in reference to his entire work.

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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Boba Fett
R.I.P to the author of the world's most overrated novels.
I think it's a stretch to call Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, or Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction overrated when most people aren't even aware that Salinger wrote anything other than The Catcher In The Rye.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

R.I.P. Salinger... and "Catcher in the Rye" remains an overrated, overindulgent, abominable shitstain of self-righteous Baby Boomer swill.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
R.I.P. Salinger... and "Catcher in the Rye" remains an overrated, overindulgent, abominable shitstain of self-righteous Baby Boomer swill.
You just don't understand the book. See, Holden is a serial killer, but he always cuts off his narrative before killing someone.

Why do you think he's in a mental institution at the end? Surely you don't think they sent him there for being an asshole?
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
R.I.P. Salinger... and "Catcher in the Rye" remains an overrated, overindulgent, abominable shitstain of self-righteous Baby Boomer swill.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by kstublen
I think it's a stretch to call Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, or Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction overrated when most people aren't even aware that Salinger wrote anything other than The Catcher In The Rye.
It's also a stretch to call them novels in the first place...
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

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I'm club-fuckin-footed, you asswipe!!
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Eric the Ack-Acktor!
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

BTW I'll argue any day of the week that Eric the Midget has contributed more towards the cultural enrichment of society than fucking "Catcher in the Rye" any day of the week.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Over-rated. Also, an asshole.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by WillieTheShakes
It's also a stretch to call them novels in the first place...
I agree, but for the sake of keeping things simple for those that aren't even aware he wrote something other than The Catcher In The Rye I just call them novels, even though really the rest of his stuff is (mostly) just short stories about the Glass Family.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom
(I bolded certain parts to emphasize that Salinger was no dilettante. How many of the people who posted that Salinger's works are a "shitstain" or that he's an "asshole" have served in combat?)
How does his combat experience affect the quality of his writing? If Dean Koontz had more medals than Audie Murphy, would that make his books any better?
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
R.I.P. Salinger... and "Catcher in the Rye" remains an overrated, overindulgent, abominable shitstain of self-righteous Baby Boomer swill.
Wrong generation, champ!
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by JasonF
Wrong generation, champ!
Wrong. I got it right. The author might have been from earlier era, but zillions of pompous post WWII nitwits elevated this shit-sandwich of a novel to near sainthood.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
Wrong. I got it right. The author might have been from earlier era, but zillions of pompous post WWII nitwits elevated this shit-sandwich of a novel to near sainthood.
Pompous? For some reason, you decided to open up this tribute thread and (multiple times) post your negative thoughts about the work of a man who just passed away. Plus, you're basically questioning the literary tastes and intellect of anyone who enjoys his work. If that doesn't reek of pompous, I don't know what does.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by tommy_harn
pompous? For some reason, you decided to open up this tribute thread and (multiple times) post your negative thoughts about the work of a man who just passed away. Plus, you're basically questioning the literary tastes and intellect of anyone who enjoys his work. If that doesn't reek of pompous, i don't know what does.
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Re: Breaking: Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Originally Posted by Tommy_Harn
Pompous? For some reason, you decided to open up this tribute thread and (multiple times) post your negative thoughts about the work of a man who just passed away. Plus, you're basically questioning the literary tastes and intellect of anyone who enjoys his work. If that doesn't reek of pompous, I don't know what does.
Butch up, son.
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[Thread split and re-titled by me in order to get things back on track]

Times change, opinions differ.

Let's keep all the subjective stuff here and leave the RIP thread clear for RIP stuff.

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