The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140237496 / Author: JD Salinger / Genre: Classic Literature
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by - written on 30/03/08 (Very useful, 1773 readings)
'Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that's impossible, but it's too bad anyway.' The central character in JD Salinger's famous and (for its day) notorious novel is a teenage boy called Holden Caulfield. Holden begins the book at an exclusive private school for boys called Pencey Prep. We quickly learn that he has been flunking his classes and is about to be kicked out. Holden can't face going home and facing his parents because he has already been kicked out of previous schools before. Instead, he leaves the school in the dead of night a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/03/03, updated on 25/03/03 (Very useful, 799 readings)
Are you a depressed teenager that has no clue what you want to do with your life? Are you sick of all the phonies in our society pretending to be who they really aren't? Don't you wish you could live in a world where things run the way you want them to? If any of these questions apply to you, I advise you to get your butt away from this radiating computer screen this instant, run to the local bookstore, and pick up a copy of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Book Info Title: The Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D. Salinger Pages: 277 Copyright Renewed 1979 ISBN 0-316-76917-7 Cost: $13.95 What are the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/02, updated on 18/02/02
Holden Caulfield is the profound unforgettable character in J.D Salinger's "The Catcher In The Rye". He is an adolescence boy striving towards adult hood. But unlike the conventional peoples in society, Holden Caulfield is not fond of this fact; his sarcasms and alternating moods make the basis for a historical and intriguing character. "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 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/02/01, updated on 27/02/01 (Very useful, 873 readings)
'What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and that you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much though.' First published in book form in 1951, this novel by American Jerome David Salinger has attracted controversy and even outrage from its first printing. It has been alternately praised and criticised throughout its 50-year shelf life, but still continues to sell millions of copies annually. It has always had a cult status, which was only made more prominent in 1980 when the killer of John Lennon was ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/01, updated on 20/04/01 (Very useful, 1247 readings)
I’ve wanted to buy this book for a while. I happened to pick it up once in a bookshop and start reading the first page, as you do. Something pulled me straight into it and made me want to read more, more than is polite to read without paying, anyway. I know exactly what it was, too. It was the very first words, which were, “If you really want to hear about it…” Well, you know me; I always want to hear about it. I had to read this book, and quickly. The problem? Well, I was, and still am, the victim of a self-imposed ban on buying books that will last until I’ve finished the thirty-odd unread ones on my bookshelf. However, never one ... Read the complete review
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