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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.
I had a terrible time reading this novel. It was 277 pages of pure annoyance. I would have considered it engaging, however, I wanted to close the book every time I opened it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Anusator3000
A classic coming of age story which really provides a look into a struggling teenage boy. The symbols of this book are incredible and very deep and powerful. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Peter
The book was terrible. Read to page 83 and couldn't go on. To much complaining.Published 6 days ago by Dillon Allen Lake
I no longer remember my feelings about Holden Caulfield from (way) back in the late 1960s when I first read Catcher in the Rye for a high school English class. Read morePublished 8 days ago by EYS