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.

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

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

Wall Street Journal reporter Katie Rosman went to Yaddo.

Novelist Mat Johnson interviewed Margaret Salinger and left tantalizing hints of FILE CABINETS FULL OF UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS.

And Bret Easton Ellis was just... weird.