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Salinger Dead

I won’t attempt to eulogize the guy, but for the record (from this blog) here’s a funny letter he wrote to a fan, Maeve Binchy, Shay Healy and myself talking about him on the radio and that unfortunate run-in with my Auntie Geraldine.

January 30th, 2010.

6 Responses to “Salinger Dead”

  1. gueuleton Says:

    From The Onion….

  2. gueuleton Says:

    Nothing in the pipeline either

  3. Eoin Says:

    Thanks Gueleton,

    Here’s an interesting story from today’s New York Times which suggests Salinger wasn’t such a recluse after all…


  4. Eoin Says:

    Look, I don’t begrudge the man lunch. We’ve all got to eat some time. It’s turning up to Miss Ellie’s fucking Church Bake Sale every Sunday that gets my goat.

    You’re supposed to be leaving grocery boys envelopes of cash in darkened garages and stuff. What kind of lame ass recluse-work is this?

  5. Darragh Says:

    He used to enjoy a quiet pint in the Sheeney in Kells and the odd punt on the gee gees. He’d be left well alone, although the old fellas used to call him ‘Shakespeare’ on account of the writing career and all.

  6. gueuleton Says:

    Recluse FAIL!

    (Apologies, that may also be a case of internet-speak FAIL!)

    So the lesson here is that his stalkers should have made more of an effort?

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