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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.
I had heard of this book for years, so finally I decided to read it. The plot is almost non existent. I set this book down so many times... Read morePublished 2 days ago by fly4ever
At first, I was having a little hard time understanding some lettlers, for example: dough means money, the can means bathroom,etc. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Judy Lewis
The book was delivered on time. I am very pleased with my purchase.Published 4 days ago by Linda Stuckey
“Undead. There’s a word I really hate,” I sighed. “It’s phony. I could puke every time I hear it. And furthermore, what’s with all these vampires? Read morePublished 6 days ago by Alice