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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Catcher In The Rye

after we finished reviewing this book before the AP lit exam
btw will thumb all user comments

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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 (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 (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 #53 - sketchysketchist (04/25/2013) [-]
I never got to read the book in highschool, instead we read multiple shakespear plays and an other holocaust story that's pretty much exactly like all the others. Oh and one third of the Divine Comedy, which was like reading Saw the book minus any hope because it was abandoned once we entered that poetic reading assignment. :/
User avatar #51 - demandsgayversion (04/25/2013) [-]
I won't comment anything because Google doesn't understand that when I ask for a "short summary", I don't mean relative to the book, I mean one goddamn paragraph.
User avatar #47 - thedutchs (04/25/2013) [-]
I liked the book. And he's bit more ****** up than the average teenager. Dead brother, saw roommate die.

yeah.
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 #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.
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