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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 don't remember ever having read this book in school, so I wanted to find out what it was about. I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by patrice shoop
I really cannot make out how I feel about this book. I thought it was really good and felt like by the end of it, my answers to life just should have been solved. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Olivia Paton
It's a great book about teenage angst. It's one of my favorite teen classics, along with The Outsiders, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Pigman, etc. Read morePublished 2 days ago by NYC Gal
A true classic, I read it forty years ago and it still is biting satire today, it aged well.Published 2 days ago by Wawright61
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 3 days ago by Anusator3000