"...as much as anything else, it was the stare, not so paradoxically, of a privacy-lover who, once his privacy has been invaded, doesn't quite approve when the invader just gets up and leaves, one-two-three, like that." (Franny & Zooey)
There's something terribly sad about realizing that the last of your favorite authors has died. The man who firmly sat in your top three, the one you knew you could always come back to. To return to Salinger after months, or years, rereading passages of your favorite book always felt as though you were returning to a best friend you hadn't seen in ages. Thank you for being there through the wonderful and terrible times Mr. Salinger.