Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Holden Caulfield Update

JD Salinger starts legal action against sequel author - Telegraph: "Lawyers for Salinger, 90, have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan, seeking to force a recall of what it says is a copycat book titled 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, by someone writing under the name JD California. It also seeks unspecified damages.

The lawsuit said the right to create a sequel to The Catcher in the Rye or to use the character 'Holden Caulfield' belongs only to Salinger. The lawsuit says Salinger has 'decidedly chosen not to exercise that right.'"

1 comment:

Jen Jordan said...

JD California. What the freaking hell?

Kind of glad he did it, though, because it reminded me that Salinger is still alive.