I read J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" many, many years ago. I thought it was a good book, but I didn't see anything startling about it and certainly no reason to ban it from bookshelves. As I remember it, it was merely the story of a young guy trying to grow up in a not-too-accommodating world. I remember commenting about Salinger birthday on compu-smart's Celebrity Birthday hub for January 1 only four weeks ago. It's too bad Salinger was so reclusive; we might had gained even more from his writings.