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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.
In my opinion, the best book ever written. The realistic narration and the all too relatable themes speak to misfits of all ages.Published 3 hours ago by Courtney Cheshire
I just don't get it about this book; maybe it was something special for its time.Published 4 days ago by GG
Its the best book of the 20th century. Often imitated but nobody ever got to write anything quite like it.Published 4 days ago by Remi Zagari
I admit, the book is dated. It is. It was written in the '50s. Holden uses outdated slang, which may be semi-confusing to the modern teenager.
And yeah, Holden does whine. Read more