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The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
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How this changed my life — 5 years ago

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In 10th grade, one of my older friends told me how he was reading the novel in English class and how I would love it. The following morning, a copy of the novel was sitting on my desk in home room (someone had forgotten it there the previous afternoon). Thinking of it as a sign, I totally jacked it — then couldn’t put it down. Any reader would have to agree that it feels as if you know Holden personally, regardless of whether you absolutely adore him, or want to slap him across the face. It teaches you about other individuals, ones that may or may not have different beliefs, problems, or opinions than you. It really is an inspiring book, my all time favorite. One that should be pulled off the shelf every once in a while. Amazing novel, one of the best.

A story about this — 6 years ago

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Maybe it doesn’t make me want to rush out and shoot someone who I consider a phoney,Bono is too obvious,but it does make me want to reread every couple of years.Simply a must read of English Literature.

Pretty Good — 7 years ago

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It got kinda of tiring reading a curse word every other sentence but other than thought it was an entertaining read and had some funny parts to it.

I like the part where he explains how tiring it is to listen to some blow hard rave on about how important he is because he donoted a bunch of money or such. It reminds me of that commercial where the guy is sitting in the expensive car and shouting out the window “Beacuse I make more money than you”.

I know that most people in America are impressed with money or prestige and that they assume it makes the man or woman. For me I judge people on personality alone, are they happy with life and with themselves. If they are you have usually found a very interesting person to talk to and get to know.

I found the main character a little to childish and cynical. He really hit the nail on the head about how fake people can be though.

A review of this — 7 years ago

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I should have read this book when I was younger, the angst and cynicism although I recall and slightly related to, the majority of it was lost on me, and found it quite annoying. Although I did like one section of the novel saying that life was a game but only fun if you were on the winning side “but if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about? Nothing. No game”

Why I recommend this — 7 years ago

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I like this book not because I relate to Holden, although really most people can remember some brief period in their younger days when they were like him. Everyone assumes that to like this book you should like the main character, but the point is totally to not be like him. He’s cynical, inert, and definitely immature; he is like a side of me that I could easily let loose, but to push him aside is more rewarding, which I think is a main point here. I’m not quite sure if I’m making sense but I think that’s why I like it maybe? Plus it’s a fairly gentle read and it has its funny moments…

Why I want to consume this — 7 years ago

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Finally getting around to giving this book a whirl after buying King Dork—in which it seems to figure promniently—which was recommended by Bookslut and stocked at the local indie store.

A review of this — 8 years ago

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I never read this in high school, and I really wanted to read it. So I finally picked it up. I just didn’t get it. This is a classic? I didn’t like Holden. And not just that I didn’t like him….I didn’t care about him at all. I wish I still hadn’t read it.

A review of this — 8 years ago

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Either you like it or you don’t.

99% of the time when someone says they love it .. it’s always followed by “I could relate to Holden/it spoke to/of me” etc. and that’s possibly the appeal of it .. where you can put yourself in his shoes.

I think one tends to not like it because they don’t “get” it – they can’t relate to Holden. As for me .. I didn’t get it. It was dull, after I finished it was a throw-book-across-room moment and it made me go “This is a classic?!”. Enough said.

A story about the last time I consumed this — 8 years ago

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I enjoyed this when I read it in HS 30 years ago, but I tried to read it again when it was assigned to my 8th grader. It sucks. I couldn’t finish it.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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This is a book my friend give me so it helps me to get out of this depression thing, I’ve started reading it last night and i like it,

i have a face for the main character, only that is too sad that it just has one handsome side.

A question I have about this — 8 years ago

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Why is it that psychos tend to be reading this book when the police come and pick them up for whacking someone?

Why I recommend this — 8 years ago

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Are you kidding me? Seriously, just read it.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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One of my favorites. Excellent book.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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i’ve read this book before…i think maybe in 8th or 9th grade? and i’ve been having trouble lately (it’s been about 12 or so years) remembering the whole story and the voices of the characters

it’s nice to get back into this book…the narrative is so GOOD

A story about this — 8 years ago

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thi book is more or less my bible.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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Great book. It’s sarcastic and humorous, but very realistic. Not the happiest of books, but not drowned in melodrama either. Of course, Salinger is an amazing writer. Definitely a classic, no matter how you cut it.

One of the most boring books I've ever read — 8 years ago

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Dull, dull, dull. I cannot for the life of me understand what’s so classic about it. Maybe if I were living closer to the time during which it was written… I don’t know. But I just couldn’t find an element of this book to grasp onto and enjoy. In fact, I gave away my copy because I know I’ll never read it again.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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i’ve read this book about 5 times

the first being either 6th or 7th grade

right now, i’m really happy because i finally convinced my little brother to read it. (he’s 13)

it really is a great book.

Depressing — 8 years ago

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Could not relate to this classic at all.

A story about this — 8 years ago

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Somehow I graduated high school without having to read this book. I bought it freshman year of college, and it’s sat on my bookshelf for two years, but I finally got around to reading it. Excellent book. It’s easy to tell why it’s a classic.

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