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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.
Bought as a present. Could not find an ebook and was cheaper to buy the print version of this book than to get an ebook. Go figure. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joy D. Leftow
I read this book as a teenager and bought it for my son to read. I remember it as a great storyPublished 3 days ago by andrew garlisi
I love this book, and here's one of the reason's why:
Holden is initially an extremely obnoxious and whiny character. Read more
I picked up this book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge and it ended up doing double duty as a read for a module on censorship and banning in a lit class I am taking this semester. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kiki Deister
A masterpiece of a novel=must read by all-if not in school on your own!
Haunting characters, twists & turns. Read more