Last month I climbed up on my soapbox to wax angrily about lazy authors hacks who make sequels to other author’s books, or as I like to say, coldplayed great literature…
I was livid about this, as were many a writer, critic and every day joe…
Apparently, so was Salinger…from Thomas Zambito of the NY Daily News:
There’s only one “Catcher.”
Reclusive author J.D. Salinger has sued to block publication of a new novel billed as a sequel to his classic tale of teenage angst, “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Salinger yesterday sued the publishers of “60Years Later: Coming Through the Rye” in Manhattan Federal Court for infringing his copyright for the novel as well as the main character, Holden Caufield.
The book by an anonymous author, who calls himself “J.D. California,” finds Caufield at a retirement home in upstate New York, according to the lawsuit.
“It is a ripoff pure and simple,” the suit claims.
Salinger, 90, has never written a sequel to his 1951 classic.
I’ll update this curious event as it unfolds…