Monday, December 6, 2010

"The Catcher in The Rye" by J.D. Salinger (1945) - REVIEW

Goodday and welcome to
"The B.B. Weekly Review"

Review: This is a great read and should be on everyone's 'to be read' list. It is a completely honest novel and reads as if a young man is talking to you straight from his heart. Holden Caulfield is living through extreme depression in which nothing seems to lift the haze. He gets kicked out of school and wanders around the streets of New York for a few days because he doesn't want his parents to find out. His view of humanity in general, as well as specific people he meets and knows is so cynical and skewed,...and yet, it is often the way many (most?) of us would really feel if we were honest. Holden's favourite words, 'phonÿ', 'lousy', 'sad', and 'depressed' are extrememly overused throughout the book... but they sure get the point across.
All in all, I enjoyed this book. There is, however, some foul language and mature content, and is suited for a more mature audience.

My Rating: 3/5
Have you read "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger? I would love to know what you thought!
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Happy Reading!


  1. I read this one a few years ago for the first time. I remember I didn't understand what all the fuss was about after I finished it.

  2. This is one of those novels that is considered a benchmark in 'modern' literary fiction. I'm ashamed to say I've never read it ...


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