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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.
One of the most important classics you will ever read. Highly reccommend.Published 3 days ago by Nadia
Had not read this since 35 years ago. Loved the book then and still love it now.Published 7 days ago by w w.
The Catcher in The Rye was written by J.D. Salinger and was published on July 16th, 1951, by Little Brown in New York, NY. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Emma Duncan
This novel is okay, but i don't understand why it's deemed a 'classic'. I found it hard to stay interested and not much really happens in the story.Published 10 days ago by danwestcountry
This book is brutally bad. How in the world it became a literary icon, I have no idea. One of those domino/lemming things that happens in this country occasionally. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lokibenitez