The Catcher in the Rye: J.D.Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye J.D.Salinger Book
by J.D.Salinger

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_mimi_
Salinger is my favourite author ever.. I adore his books :)
jojo1859
I am liking this book :)
crotalus_p
Great book , it does get over hyped by alot of people but still it is one of the all time greats grin
Oceanman242
I still don't understand why this story is so controversial. It's an ok story, well written, and enjoyable.
morbon
Well, John Lennon was murdered because of this book. But one should not blame Salinger R.I.P the book is also a call for a revolution against the wickedness of mankind as an institution. basically, we are killing the planet and anyone who is pure. Holden was the victim who screamed out loud and made a difference. But this book is more than just a jix or a simple work of litterature, it represents the spirit of a rebel.
morbon
I admire Salinger, but i must admit, his litterature was not worthy of reading. I still have his other works, which i regret i bought them. Apart from 'the catcher in the rye' he failed to captivate me. He was too intense as an author and he lacked the flow which makes the reader interested. But he was a great rebel and i admire him for his struggle against curroption and against the weakness of mankind. he refused world glory. a true hero. bless his soul.
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Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor--will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield.

Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.

There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
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