Monday, September 25, 2006

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


This was my second time reading this novel. I read it the first time in highschool and loved the book. The second time around - didn't really like it. I think I could relate to it more when I was a teenager and now I am older and more mature and think I didn't like it because I just couldn't relate to Holden any more. I also must say that the author had the boy repeating lines a lot - and that style of writing just bothers me, so that was part of it too. I actually finished the book on Friday but waiting to post the review until after bookclub, which was on Sunday. It received mixed reviews - some ladies enjoyed it, others couldn't get in to it. Most of the people that didn't really enjoy it had the same feelings I did, they just couldn't relate to Holden.

3 comments:

piksea said...

Have you read Curtis Sittenfeld's "Prep"? It's been talked up as a modern day Catcher. I'm pretty sure that everyone has a little bit of Lee Fiora (the main character) in them.

Kris said...

I have seen the book at stores but haven't read it, thanks for suggesting it.

Anonymous said...

In addition to Sittenfeld's "Prep," Michael Dolan's "WALDEN" is also being touted as the modern-day Catcher.