Catcher In The Rye. after we finished reviewing this book before the AP lit exam btw will thumb all user comments.. I hated that book There didn't seem to be any central plot, just Holden whining about everything
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#2 - acroneos (04/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I hated that book
There didn't seem to be any central plot, just Holden whining about everything
User avatar #33 - ArgumentGuy ONLINE (04/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I read 'Catcher in the Rye' once. I was disappointed to find out that it was about neither baseball nor whiskey.
#4 - nicopwnz (04/24/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Holden is my hero. He made me realize that growing up sucks.
User avatar #12 to #4 - indecisivejew ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
You have one of the worst heroes ever. He was one of the worst critical thinkers and decision makers ever, and even though I know the book did this purposefully, I felt like I was becoming stupider by reading it. If you really want to read a good book that is about all the same things of growing up in white suburbia, you should go get "Ordinary People". Its a more realistic and better version of a similar story.
User avatar #25 - Cleavland Steamer (04/25/2013) [-]
Slightly different opinion: For everyone complaining that Holden was a whiny bitch with white people problems, did you ever stop to think that he was written to be a heavily flawed character?


He was never intended to be a rational person. He was in a damn psych ward, so why would you expect him to be perfectly sane and likeable?
User avatar #15 - gottdammit (04/25/2013) [-]
To be perfectly honest, Holden annoyed the **** of me as a character. He has some serious issues when it comes to connecting with people, generally looking for a problem when there isn't one.
#46 - nimblewalrus (04/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Black People Problems
#37 - lolfire (04/25/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Great book, but there is that whole "Holden wants to nail his preteen sister" aspect...
#39 - iamlesexbomb (04/25/2013) [-]
At first, like many people other people stating it on here, Holden annoyed me. Yet when I read it a second time I came to realise that it's not just 'white people problems', but I actually started to like Holden as a character.    
   
Didn't like the actual book though because there was no 						*******					 plot.
At first, like many people other people stating it on here, Holden annoyed me. Yet when I read it a second time I came to realise that it's not just 'white people problems', but I actually started to like Holden as a character.

Didn't like the actual book though because there was no ******* plot.
User avatar #43 - violentpixi (04/25/2013) [-]
I disliked Holden intensely when I first read the book, however looking deeper, I do find some very interesting points, specifically his unwillingness to grow up and let go of innocence hence his sexual confusion. It could be seen as a critique on the sexualization of youth in modern america and Holden emulates that. He may be whiney and annoying but thats probably Salinger's scope on teenagers: angsty and over emotional.
#23 - schrodngrscat (04/25/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'm not going to defend Holden because I know I'll just get a ton of red thumbs and people yelling at me but I just need to say that I'm sad that I seem to be the only person in the world who liked the book and loved Holden...
User avatar #14 - badgerbaiting (04/25/2013) [-]
I prefer the adult version, catch her in the eye.
User avatar #9 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (04/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I have yet to read it, but I hope its something like the Outsiders.

Although, White Fang was more to my liking.
User avatar #38 to #9 - lolfire (04/25/2013) [-]
Here's the TL:DR version.
Everybody is a fake cunt, I want to get drunk, don't rape me teacher, I want to get drunk again, hey little sister, lets **** . I want to get drunk again, oh **** I feel sick, lets run away and live in the forest little sister, no wait, **** that. Go sit on that merry-go-round, things are probably going to be ok, I still feel sick.
User avatar #40 - broldencaulfield (04/25/2013) [-]
I quite liked the book.........
User avatar #35 - kuechenkraft (04/25/2013) [-]
One of the greatest stories written in english language, if you can relate to the plot.
#26 - allamericandude (04/25/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I liked the book. In fact, it's one of my favorites.   
   
A lot of people don't like it because they don't like Holden. But that doesn't mean it's a bad book. You're not supposed to always like the main characters. You're supposed to at least understand them and what they're going through. Holden was a bit of a punk teenager, but he was also a lost soul trying to find meaning in a big, scary world--which is something we all can relate to.   
   
<-Closest gif I have to the book.
I liked the book. In fact, it's one of my favorites.

A lot of people don't like it because they don't like Holden. But that doesn't mean it's a bad book. You're not supposed to always like the main characters. You're supposed to at least understand them and what they're going through. Holden was a bit of a punk teenager, but he was also a lost soul trying to find meaning in a big, scary world--which is something we all can relate to.

<-Closest gif I have to the book.
User avatar #19 - sparkyoneonetwo (04/25/2013) [-]
that was the worst book I ever read in my whole life
User avatar #18 - InglushMayjur (04/25/2013) [-]
Man, I remember reading Catcher in the Rye in high school. That, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men were the only books I was assigned that I enjoyed.
User avatar #16 - sorrowofdaedalus (04/25/2013) [+] (11 replies)
The writing in that book pissed me off the most. I know it was supposed to be as if Holden was writing the story, but it was just ******* annoying.


If you're an author, write like a ******* professional, not like your whiny character. It just made me dislike the book, and the character, more for subjecting me to it.
User avatar #57 to #42 - sorrowofdaedalus (04/25/2013) [-]
I understand first person perfectly well, but it wasn't enjoyable. It's very hard to write well in first person.
User avatar #11 - dashgamer (04/25/2013) [-]
Yeah, I guess only white people get bitchslapped and robbed by a whore's pimp. =/
#5 - RageGuyyourmom (04/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I think this book made me grow up, reading Holden bitch about a life he ****** up himself made me realize when **** happens I probably caused it so stop ******* around.
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