The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger, published in 1951. I can see why emo kids like this book (that's not a compliment).


I read this book because I knew it was very influential and popular. I didn't like it. I finished it in 2015.


I do not own this book, but have listened to the audio book read by Ray Hagen.


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  • I do agree with Holden Caulfield about how annoying it is that people, especially actors and leaders, are often very phony.


  • Holden is a whiny little bitch through the whole book always complaining about phonies, but he's the biggest phony in the book, always pretending and lying to everyone he meets. Holden is also a privileged ass; his family gives him a lot of money which he squanders on women that he hates, and he's constantly mocking poor people. Yes, I get that this is the point of the book, but it's so obvious and repetitive, it becomes annoying.


  • I was really annoyed at how the author kept repeating statements like, "I didn't care, I really didn't," and, "she was pretty, she really was." I assume he was trying to write like a teen would talk, but it's annoying. It really is. I actually got to the point where I seriously considered not finishing the book because of it.



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