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The catcher in the rye
J. D. Salinger
Adult Fiction SALINGE

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free2write said:
Holden is a negative teenager who has given up on life. He just doesn't seem to care anymore. The whole thing that keeps him going is his kid sister. After being expelled AGAIN, Holden decides to to an adventure to New York City where he meets all kinds of people and comes to realize that he may need help. Holden's tone of voice and dry humor make the book all worth it.
posted Apr 25, 2010 at 1:18AM
Avatar for ToutaL'enfer ToutaL'enfer said:
Holden Caulfield cannot be blamed for rejecting the world. He sees people so honestly. After realizing that most of the people around him are phony, including himself, he loses it.
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 10:53AM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Holden Caulfield has become the adolescent voice of every generation since The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951. He is an angst-filled teenager who has just been kicked out of yet another prep school. To vent his confusion and disillusionment, he runs off for a wild weekend in New York City. Holden desperately wants to be a grown-up—he checks into a hotel room, gets a drink at a club, goes on a date with a girl—but he’s only sixteen years old, and he can’t resist sneaking home to visit his kid sister. Holden is cynical, wishy-washy, lonesome, and angry—in other words, he’s having the emotional adolescence that we all can remember and relate with. The Catcher in the Rye is also a portrait of upper-class New York society in the 1950s, but Holden’s slangy narrative voice and his wryly acute observations ring true even in the twenty-first century.
posted Jun 26, 2009 at 3:51PM
Razor said:
Over 35 years have passed since I first read Catcher in the Rye, and I can honestly say my impression of our hero Holden Caulfield has plummeted. At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, I found his bitterness, resentment and hostility annoying. The world is against him, his problems are someone else’s fault, he’s a legend in his own mind, almost everyone around him is a phony while only he — through his skewered sense of self — sees how the world as it actually is… I could go on. Still, a classic book ideal for group or classroom discussion. Read it, just to say you did.
posted Apr 22, 2008 at 4:04PM
Hedda Gabler said:
This book kills me. Honestly, it knocks me out.
posted Aug 21, 2007 at 1:35PM
mst3klover said:
I found this book to be an interseting read. I did not really like it, but Holden's view on the world and actions in NY made me want ot see what happens to him. Plus the book talks about sex.
posted Feb 18, 2007 at 3:55PM
Anie said:
Holden Caulfield is one the most memorable characters of all time. His hypocritical dislike of ’phonies’ and his cynical outlook on life give Holden an irresistable charm. This witty novel takes a lighthearted approach to a serious subject. As I witnessed Holden’s vain attempt to get a grip on the real world, I found myself completely captivated by his story.
posted Feb 4, 2007 at 2:49PM
Lotus said:
about a guy getting kicked out of a prep school and idles about for 3 days not wanting to go home because his parents will be angry. This book is more like a stream of conciousness. Good book but kind of depressing.
posted Aug 28, 2006 at 9:22AM
Anna said:
Brilliant. About a young man who has been kicked out of boarding school again around Christmastime, but he doesn't want to go home, for fear of what his parents will do, so he wanders around New York. The entire book is written in the style of someone who really doesn't want to write a book. It reads more like a script, or a conversation, with the narrator telling you a story. A great book.
posted Jul 28, 2004
Sathiya said:
This book was somewhat long, but intersting. The main character gets kicked out of his college, and spends three days trying to get back home on foot. He learns a lot about himself, and finds out what is hidering his journey into adulthood.
posted Apr 9, 2004
Sherstin said:
It was a very insight full book and made you think about the main character's inner feelings. It was a very hard book to put down and very well written
posted Apr 9, 2004
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