“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
Jerome David “J. D.” Salinger, (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life, his most notable novel “The Catcher In The Rye” is known as an America Classic. He led a very private and reclusive life for more than a half-century and gave his last interview in 1980.
(I would say Mr. Salinger is an extreme introvert, and it is believed that extreme introvert makes the best writers.)