LAWSUIT

Judge Questions Catcher Sequel

What would life be like for Holden Caufield if he were in his 70s and living in a retirement home? J.D. Salinger, who wrote The Catcher In The Rye, would rather you not know. The reclusive author sued the writer of an unapproved sequel, called "60 Years Later," and a federal judge is seriously considering forbidding the book's publication in the U.S. The judge said that the book's value as a piece of criticism of Holden Caulfield "may not exist at all," meaning that it is nothing more than plagiarism. In the book, an elderly "Mr. C" escapes from his retirement home and has a series of experiences very similar to those in Catcher In The Rye.