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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.
This book is full of hatred and anger to almost everything. one of the most controversial books of all time since the bible. very poor ending though.Published 1 day ago by lucille fisher
It's one of my favorite books which I purchased for my young nephew. However, this particular copy is the cheapest paper and cover (it was not expensive to purchase). Read morePublished 4 days ago by irene miano
Without having studied this in school, or really knowing much about it before reading it, I have to admit to being at a loss to understand the point of Catcher in the Rye. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Craig MACKINNON
This is my favorite book of all time. Words cannot express how deeply I connected with Holden. I love this with all of my heart.Published 7 days ago by Dee Schroll
Its a pointless book. the rants and ravings of a young almost college student. Maybe this reflected attitudes at the time it was written. Read morePublished 7 days ago by J. Leone
Read it at least twice. Once as a young man, once last week. I might have liked it as a kid, probably because adults didn't want teens to read it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Strathbogie