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Full of ghosts

Just finished the first story, The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls.

Brings back all kinds of memories, all kinds of ghosts. Not just Kenneth Caulfield's, but all kinds of ghosts - people from high school seen from angles that I haven't looked from in ages, the angle of a 16 year old kid.

Our resident DJ and musical scholar sent me the perfect soundtrack for reading a bootleg JD Salinger story on a chilly night in Taipei, curled up on the couch under a blanket with a glass of Glenmorangie single malt Scotch on the melted rocks.

Blake, by Lowercase Noises

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"You know what?" he said. "If I were to die or something, you know what I would do?"

He didn't wait for me to say anything.

"I'd stick around," he said. "I'd stick around a while."

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Makes me want to go back and read Catcher in the Rye again. I can afford A buck thirty five for the Kindle version, delivered wirelessly via Amazon's whispernet all the way to Taiwan. Salinger would be amazed. He probably wouldn't like it.

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Holden says, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

Well, I guess that's just the damn risk you take.