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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 know this is an American classic but I just can't love it. Maybe I just find the main character too selfish or whiny. Maybe I missed something. Read morePublished 3 days ago by J-Bob
I have to admit I have mixed feeling about this book. I guess I’ve sort of liked it, although I also found it depressing, in a way. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Michele
I was told either I'd hat the book or love it. Can't say I have feelings either way. It's just an autobiographical story of a teen who's had some bad luck and how he is trying to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Just read this for the first time in my life and loved it. I'll definitely re-read when I'm older. Holden got on my nerves, but that's why I liked him.Published 5 days ago by E. Thompson
Story of a much troubled kid who is on the brink of total breakdown. Of how a negative attitude to life will ruin it in the end.Published 11 days ago by Inge Naess