Catcher in the Rye Franchise Temporarily Rebooted


Last July, a U.S. court denied us all the chance to read a book about Holden Caulfield the grown-up by banning the publication of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, an unofficial sequel to Catcher in the Rye written by a Swedish author working under the not-so-inspired pseudonym "J.D. California." Today, a higher court voided that ban. Before celebrating the fact that we can now choose, of our own volition, not to read a book about an old, phony Holden Caulfield, as opposed to having this choice dictated to us by the legal system, know that the case is being kicked down to a lower court, which will likely ban the book more authoritatively. [ArtsBeat/NYT]