People can't help themselves from twittering about celebrity deaths. But when a literary figure dies, it tends to inspire a particular brand of not-totally-selfless grief. Or they just get totally bizarre.

J.D. Salinger's Life Celebrated on Medium He Probably Hated

King Dork author Frank Portman decided to remind everyone how much his book reminds people of Catcher in the Rye.

J.D. Salinger's Life Celebrated on Medium He Probably Hated

One Story contributor Elliott Holt knows how to read Salinger in Russian.

J.D. Salinger's Life Celebrated on Medium He Probably Hated

Wall Street Journal reporter Katie Rosman went to Yaddo.

J.D. Salinger's Life Celebrated on Medium He Probably Hated

Novelist Mat Johnson interviewed Margaret Salinger and left tantalizing hints of FILE CABINETS FULL OF UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS.

J.D. Salinger's Life Celebrated on Medium He Probably Hated

And Bret Easton Ellis was just... weird.