This weekend marked the 2nd anniversary of the death of J.D. Salinger.
Perhaps the single most talented, and easily my favorite author I've ever read, J.D. Salinger was a gifted author, a recluse, and a man surrounded by mystery. He is now and will forever be greatly missed in the literary world for his depth of character, incredibly realistic and gritty use of dialogue, and for introducing us to the Glass family - a family rife with issues, celebrations, moments of insanity, and Perfect Day[s] for Bananafish. It is a great loss, but the impact he leaves on the world, though he may think it phony, is far larger than the sum of its parts.