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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.
"Holden" was trying to share with us through a small glimpse in time of his own life that life is a journey to be enjoyed and celebrated with those you care about. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Katherine White
I haven't read this book since I was in high school. It still stands the test of time.Published 14 hours ago by M Samantha Gastineau
This is a great book. I find myself thinking of it from time to time simply because it seemed so real to me when I read it.Published 1 day ago by Pragmatic Man "Tim"