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"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
It is difficult to remember what it was like to read this book for the first time.
"(Holden) has objects for his contempt, but no objects other than his sister for his love-no raft, no river, no Jim, no Tom".
J.D. Salinger wrote this book in first person which makes you feel like you are living Holden Caulfield's life.
If you want to test someone's character, ask them if they liked this book.Published 3 days ago by Wesley Macker
I could honestly write pages and pages about how much I hate this book! I was forced to read this in a high school English class years ago, and I was utterly devastated I had to... Read morePublished 6 days ago by K. Leask
The book is TINY! Essentially a paperback with a hardcover. Extremely disappointed in the book's format. My daughter wanted for her permanent library. Read morePublished 7 days ago by gobluefan