I did not care for this book. Even though it is supposed to be one of the classics, I felt it was full of too much bad language. I did not like the main character and found the book distasteful.
I hated this book. Holden is the most annoying character I have ever come across.
This is an excellent book, full of glorious teenage angst. It is a great read that reminds us that sometimes our feelings are not caused by one thing or another, but are valid nonetheless.
Okay, so I had the chance to finally read this book. Not sure what all the fuss is about though. Seems like it's kind of flat to me.
So it's about this kid named Holden Caulfield. To me, he just seemed like a typical, lazy teenager who can't seem to get his life together. He doesn't like school, he doesn't like other people, he's depressed, and he's sexually inept.
I'm not sure if this why this book was banned other than the language for the 1950's was probably too harsh, but I found it fairly tame compared to other books written today. It definitely doesn't hold up to today's standards of writing.
It was an okay book, I liked it. Would I recommend it? Not really, unless you are one that wants to read banned books and or controversial books of the times. Otherwise I would pass and read something a little more substantial.
I read this in high school and wanted to revisit it. I was disappointed because I found that it did not make the transition to present day very well. As a mental health counselor I did find the presentation of the protagonist's slow desent into an emotional break down well done.I can appreciate why it is considered a classic when considering the time in which it was written.
Although Holden Caulfield's luck isn't necessarily great, this book is hilarious. The comic relief makes it one of my favorite books.
I must admit, I wish that I read this book for the first time while I was in high school. It would have been a great book to read in school, too - I definitely would have preferred to read this over some of the other assigned books. It would have been a lot of fun to discuss. And it really is amazing just how timeless this book is, I mean, for the most part, it feels like this could have been published this year. It just feels very fresh and modern, which I suppose is one of the tell-tale signs of a true classic novel. I didn't really know what to expect from the book, and I did really enjoy reading it. I will say, though, I read somewhere that there is a window of opportunity to read this book, and that if you read it when too young, or too old, you lose the book's full power, and I can definitely see how that statement is true. Still, Holden Caulfield is a great character, but I would have liked him even more if I had been introduced to him at a younger age.
I too didn't get all the hype. I did find Holden funny at times, but mainly he was depressing, and all the swearing irritated me.
I enjoyed reading this book!
Novel by J.D. Salinger, published in 1951. The influential and widely acclaimed story details the two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally ill, in a psychiatrist's office. After he recovers from his breakdown, Holden relates his experiences to the reader.
This is on the list of banned books
Catcher in the Rye. J.D. Salinger. Published in 1951, this immediate best seller almost simultaneously became a popular target of censorship. A 1991-92 study by the People for the American Way found that the novel was among those most likely to be censored based on the fact that it is "anti-Christian." Challenged by Concerned Citizens of Florida who wanted the book removed from a high school library (1991) in Leesburg, Florida due to "profanity, reference to suicide, vulgarity, disrespect, and anti-Christian sentiments." They were unsucessful: a review committee voted unanimously to retain the book.
Enjoyed the book. It was an interesting view of the inner thoughts of a confused young man.
A great book and a quick read..it was fun reading the dialect from which the time the book is based on.nice if you have a teenage son...makes you realize everything is going to be o.k. lol
This is such a good book, and a classic at that! A tale of a young man trying to figure out his life. Must read!
its easy to see why this book has made every 1oo best novels in the english language i have seen because its compeling and we can all relate to it because everyone has felt lost or confused