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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger wrote one of the most famous books ever written, The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger wrote many stories and, in 1941, after several rejections, Salinger finally cracked The New Yorker, with a story, "Slight Rebellion Off Madison," that was an early sketch of what became a scene in "The Catcher in the Rye." The magazine then had second thoughts in part because of World War II in which Salinger was in combat, and held the story for five years before finally publishing it in 1946, buried in the back of an issue. Everyone was surprised when the story and the book that followed it became a bit hit. Even today nobody can really explain why Catcher in the Rye is so famous and so popular. Yet, millions have been sold and are still being sold even though only available as used books nowadays. When The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951, it was registered for copyright as "additional material." This obviously referred to the earlier work "Slight Rebellion Off Madison." The copyright page on "The Catcher in the Rye" states "Copyright 1945, 1946, 1951 by J. D Salinger." The date of 1945 obviously refers to the publication of "I'm Crazy," a short story written by Salinger and published in the December 22, 1945 issue of Collier's magazine that first introduced the character Holden Caulfield to the reading public. Salinger later reworked this short story to incorporate it into The Catcher in the Rye. The two earlier stories are "I'm Crazy," an early version of Holden's departure from prep school that later shows up in The Catcher in the Rye. With minor alteration, much of this story is familiar to readers as the chapter where Holden visits Mr. Spencer. What sets this story apart is the presence of an additional Caulfield sister and the clarity of Holden's resignation and compromise at the end. "Slight Rebellion off Madison" is an early version of another scene in The Catcher in the Rye. The story follows Holden when he is home from Pency and goes to the movies, then skating with Sally Hayes, followed by his drunken calls to her apartment late at night. An early story, it is the first of Salinger's Caulfied works to be accepted for publication.
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Mayfairdom
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The catcher in the rye explores more than anything else. J.D Salinger‘s mind in his boyhood if the book may seem to have its themes over the place that‘s because the past life of someone isn‘t a theme. This book is just J.D Salinger opening a gateway to examine the condition of people like Holden and I think this raw writing makes some of the best books 8/10

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dabbe
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Some fun sites for THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, if interested:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRazj1jAKYRTFdeGCYPlH9yyvgRZ9e4y...

readingjedi Love this cover! 2w
dabbe @readingjedi Thanks! I love how it shows Holden's angst and Phoebe's innocence before she gets on the carousel. 2w
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dabbe
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Another highly banned book that I gladly taught my juniors. Most students end up having some opinions on Holden Caulfield: some people consider Holden a conflicted but sympathetic anti-hero; others think he‘s a mopey, antisocial jerk who needs to get over himself. I tried to get them to see him as the flawed hero he is who questions the world around him because he can't find a way to fit in it or to care about it. #stillrelevant

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MrsK
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“Not every book is for everybody, but every book is for someone.” Joslyn Diffenbaugh #bannedbooks

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sprainedbrain
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#ManicMonday #LetterC

📖 Tagged… I‘ve never grown out of it, and I am not ashamed.😂

✍️ Justin Cronin, based solely on The Passage series, which is incredible.

🎥 Clue! And I‘m gonna cheat and choose a tv show too: Camelot

🎤 Cage the Elephant, The Cars

🎵 The Chain (Fleetwood Mac), Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz), Closer (NIN), Come As You Are (Nirvana), Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams), Country Grammar (Nelly)

Went waaaay overboard on songs. 😂

batsy Clue!! So good. It's my comfort viewing. 3mo
sprainedbrain @batsy same! I love that movie so much. 3mo
CBee Awesome answers 👏🏻👏🏻 Thanks for playing! 3mo
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Ruthiella The Chain! Fabulous song, I agree. 👍 3mo
jlhammar Have you read this memoir yet? I really enjoyed it. 3mo
eeclayton Come Pick Me Up was almost my choice too. So good ❤️ 3mo
sprainedbrain @jlhammar it‘s been on my TBR for so long…I will move it up!! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @sprainedbrain @jlhammar I also loved My Salinger Year! 🙌🏻 3mo
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JohnLAndBenji
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This depressing book is about an immature loser that struggles to keep friends and flunks high school. He‘s socially awkward and doesn‘t fit in. But I honestly didn‘t feel that sorry for him. He‘s pessimistic and hateful about everything. It may be a historic book but it is overrated.

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SRWCF
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"Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone."

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SRWCF
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Enjoying this beautiful morning before the temperature rises.

kspenmoll Jus gorgeous! I am happy you can enjoy it! 5mo
SRWCF @kspenmoll Thank you! On the mornings that I work from home, I spend about 30 minutes out on our back patio enjoying the cooler weather and a good book. 5mo
ElizaMarie This looks like it feels and smells absolutely amazing! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful view! 5mo
SRWCF @CoffeeNBooks I do love it! 5mo
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SRWCF
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"The whole hotel lobby was empty. It smelled like fifty million dead cigars. It really did."

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SRWCF
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Outdoor lunchtime reading. Working from home this week since I continue to test positive for Covid even on day 10!

Leftcoastzen So unpredictable! 5mo
SRWCF @Leftcoastzen It really is - I'm sooo over it, but it's clearly not finished with me just yet! 🤣 5mo
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ValerieTrakachenok
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I like how he hated everything

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SRWCF
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#dedications

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SRWCF
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Ahhh, you gotta love a well worn book cover!

I am loving this book so far. I can't remember anything about the story from the first time I read it at age 16. I find myself laughing outloud a lot now, but I sure wish I could remember exactly what I thought of it way back when. What could my teenage perspective have been like? Did this book shape who I became as an adult? It will be fun to find out as I read more!

Bookwomble I read it when I was 21 and remember also laughing a lot, which my girlfriend thought was an inappropriate reaction. Not sure what I'd make of it now, as I recall so little of it. 6mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble I read it when I was young and a couple times years later, I laugh every time ! Maybe that says I‘m still stuck in an adolescent state in a world full of phonies. 6mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble I usually never re-read books, but I've had such a good time with Catcher thus far, that I'm thinking of revisiting my teen favorites. In particular, The Little Prince, 1984, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. 6mo
SRWCF @Leftcoastzen Hey, you can either laugh or cry in this world. I prefer to laugh, even if that makes me appear to be emotionally stunted. 🤣 6mo
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SRWCF
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I LOVE finding hand-written gems like this in old books. The edition I have was published in 1966. 💘💝💖💗💓💞

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SRWCF
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

(I still can't believe this book was first published 71 years ago - wow!)

Graywacke “all that David Copperfield kind of crap” 🙂 (edited) 6mo
SRWCF @Graywacke Good one, eh?! 😅 6mo
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SRWCF
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Up next! I first read this book way back when I was 16 years old (as evidenced by this photo that my mother snapped of me in 1988). I remember liking the story a lot and immediately running out and buying the rest of J.D. Salinger's books. Now I am looking forward to reading it, again, at age 50 and seeing what I think of it after so many years have passed. 🙃☺️🙂

Graywacke Cool picture. Also, I had no idea what JD stood for. 6mo
SRWCF @Graywacke Thank you! It's my favorite picture I have of me. 😊 I didn't know what it stood for, either. My edition is so old it doesn't have an ISBN number so I used one from the Litsy database that at least had the same original red cover and that's how I first found out about his names. I was today years old! 😂 6mo
Alfoster So cool (pic and experience)!❤️👊 6mo
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SRWCF @Alfoster Thanks! 6mo
jlhammar Love that! Have you read this one yet? I really enjoyed it. 6mo
SRWCF @jlhammar 🥰🥰🥰 I have not read that book but it sounds amazing. STACKED! 6mo
marleed What a cool pic to have! 6mo
SRWCF @marleed Yes! I cherish it. 6mo
thelastmabelcorn The picture is everything! 6mo
SRWCF @thelastmabelcorn I agree! It's a great memory! 6mo
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rachelshareex
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TashaLeigh
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DrJAdMerricksson
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CuriousG This book was *incredibly* grating on my nerves. It made me irrationally angry every time I picked it up because it bugged me so much 7mo
CuriousG I wish I hadn't wasted my time on it. 7mo
DrJAdMerricksson I KNOW, RIGHT!!! I've only ever wanted to torch one book. Now it's two 😹 7mo
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gerry_mander
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Been meaning to read this for way too long, and i wasn't disappointed. It was in no way what I expected which was probably why I enjoyed it so much. Holden really isn't the full ticket and his frenetic changes of thought don't lead to a really coherent story, but surely that's the point here, he can't maintain a normal life and his actions lead him into crazy situations and relationships. I can relate to his problems, anyway.

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thelastmabelcorn
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I just started reading this for school. Holden‘s character is very controversial so far, but I actually like him😂

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KaraAnn90
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Revisited this one from my childhood. Great imagery. Pretentious and not very relatable.

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mgoga78
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Went to a bookstore that sells used books and got these gems. I don't know which to start with! :) Any recommendations? Was thinking of The Catcher in the Rye?

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 90.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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bookiehannah
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Ok I‘m back to reading finally (knock on wood)

#thecatcherintherye #jdsalinger

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m not sure how many times I‘ve read this, but it‘s my favorite always. Yes, it‘s one of the most aggressively polarizing books in existence. Yes, I have a son named Holden. You either identify with, and understand, Caulfield or you don‘t. Salinger really knocks me out. 😉 I wish he had more published works, but also perfectly satisfied with what he gave us.

Ruthiella I‘ve not read it since, but I was lucky enough to read this in high school, age 15, which was probably the perfect time to do so. I understood Holden and his anger and fear. 13mo
britt_brooke @Ruthiella I was about 30 the first time I read it. I wish I‘d read it younger, but it still hit me hard. Loved it immediately. 💚 13mo
melissajayne Read it 13 years ago at age 28 and I didn‘t like it 13mo
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AshleyHoss820 Franny & Zooey and Nine Stories just knocked the wind out of me! He‘s a compelling author! This isn‘t my favorite, however, one could argue that because people get so annoyed with Holden that Salinger successfully wrote a realistic teenager. 😊 13mo
britt_brooke @AshleyHoss820 I‘m rereading Nine Stories now. Also just started a Salinger biography today. I‘m on a kick. Might reread Franny and Zooey next. It‘s definitely another favorite! The dialogue is just so damned good. 13mo
Cinfhen I love this book because it turned my non-reader son into a reader!!! He just clicked with this book in 9th grade. 13mo
Cathythoughts I love it too .. it left a mark on my heart that comes alive every time I think of this story ❤️💔 13mo
Leftcoastzen Don‘t get me started , I love all his books so much. 13mo
Shemac77 Also my favorite! 13mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I love that!! 13mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen I just started rereading Nine Stories. Planning to reread all his through November. I‘m reading a Salinger biography right now, too. 💚 13mo
britt_brooke @Shemac77 I knew I liked you! 💚 How‘ve you been? We still seem to often miss each other‘s posts. 😂 (edited) 13mo
Leftcoastzen I still want the Glass family to adopt me! 13mo
Shemac77 @britt_brooke I know! I haven‘t been on here much. Work is completely insane. I haven‘t even been reading much. How about? How‘s life? 13mo
britt_brooke @Shemac77 Life‘s good! Busy, but mostly fun. My boys are 7 and 9 now which boggles my mind! 😭 13mo
Shemac77 They grow up so fast! @britt_brooke 13mo
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themonaisa
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My heart! A hard book to forget about if you read it correctly. There‘s so much effort, intention, and fear. The influence of society and other people who fail Holden are the real villains; opens your eyes to how much we may be missing from the people around us. Great great story

Leftcoastzen Love your review! 13mo
themonaisa @Leftcoastzen thank you!!!! 13mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I agree , a great story 💔 13mo
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themonaisa Thanks @Cathythoughts! It really is!! 13mo
britt_brooke My favorite. 💚 13mo
themonaisa Such a fantastic read! @britt_brooke One of those stories you feel in your bones 13mo
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sjdreads
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This was my Sixth Year Studies RPR (review of personal reading) book. Loved it!

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bookiehannah
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On to my first read of The Catcher in the Rye! Tryna get through a few chapters while I‘m at work :)

#jdsalinger #catcherintherye #fiction #classics #classic

Cathythoughts ❤️💔 1y
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Kshakal
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Eggs 👏🏻📚👌🏼 1y
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guidosophia
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hey y‘all i‘m in college now🤪 anyways i liked the voice of this book a lot but i‘m not a huge fan of books where nothing much happens. also does he want to fuck his sister?

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IuliaC
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It looks like I'm starting this autumn with classics...feels like going back to school. I truly enjoyed this one.

Adolescence is a hard time in life especially when this age's natural tendency towards anxiety and depression is coupled with the loss of a siebling. Society is wonderfully x-rayed with witty humour and sharply dissected by a 16-year old teenager who defies it with guts and boldness.

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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I love Creep, and I‘ve never taken it as a song about a creeper or bad person. To me it‘s a song about not belonging, being the outsider and having no way to connect to anyone. Teen angst at its best. Which is why I thought of Holden from Catcher in the Rye. He pretty much embodies teen angst and feeling unheard.
Here‘s my favorite cover of the song btw: https://youtu.be/KDIQfTdKWuY Actual song starts round 2:55 if you don‘t want AGT backstory.

MidnightBookGirl Holden is definitely a Creep, and this totally would have been his theme song in the 90s! 1y
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Not a terrible book but nothing much happens and the main character whines a little too much for my liking. It‘s short and easy to read so I finished it in a couple of days

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Therewillbebooks
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Just released our Catcher in the Rye episode. It was fun revisiting the book as an adult. Most people I know who love it read it when they were 13. How old were you when you first read it? And if you've revisited it since then what did you think?

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

MadelineMcCrae I think I was fifteen or sixteen when I read it, and I remember enjoying it. 1y
Ruthiella We read it as juniors in high school so I would have been 15. I related to Holden as a teen. Don‘t know if I would now...🤔 1y
RebL I read it differently each time. As a teen, this book was everything. I wanted to name a son Holden! By my thirties, I couldn‘t believe what a phony Holden is. Lol. 1y
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KathyWheeler I was in my late 20s or early 30s and thought Holden was whiny and obnoxious. 1y
cmastfalk I think I read it at 15/16. Did not like it at all. My son read it at 16/17 and really likes it. I haven‘t revisited it. 1y
BookNAround I read it at 11 and didn‘t like it. I reread it for school at 14 and still didn‘t like it. 1y
jpj7474 In my opinion most books are better appreciated in adulthood where you have more of a perspective on the work, it's literary & social impact, etc.... Unfortunately for me as a teen I saw much of this as something I had to read for school as opposed to enjoying it 1y
Therewillbebooks @jpj7474 yeah, most of the books I had to read in high school were like that 1y
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Holden Caulfield ♥️

Cathythoughts Oh no 🤦🏼‍♀️… I think / hope that changes as we grow 1y
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Jackal121
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Took a pause in the ACOTAR series to read this again. Been depressed lately and that puts me in a reading slump. Going to read old favorites to try and help.

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Autumnscribe
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Haven‘t read this since high school

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Texreader
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I‘ll bet there will be some disagreement with the books on this list. Would love to hear your thoughts!

https://apple.news/ADGmKb3QcTRusO6ceuHoPkw

GingerAntics Grapes of Wrath must go!!! 1y
Cinfhen Fabulous article! Lots to think about.. totally agree with some and absolutely disagree with others!!!! 1y
Ruthiella Not one Hemingway title? 🤔 1y
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Chrissyreadit I agree with 3/4 of the choices- my most hated books are on the list. 1y
readingjedi Most of the comments in the article seem to be along the lines of "I hated it therefore it's rubbish." 1y
IamIamIam Too many people complaining that these are too long and therefore not worthy of being a classic! 😂 You missed the point of The Grapes of Wrath if you were looking for upbeat chick lit!! I think context is key and when we lose that, we lose a lot of lessons. I also feel that kids should experience uncomfortable situations via books to create empathy. Also, I hated Moby Dick. 🤣🤣 1y
Lcsmcat @readingjedi I agree. Most of these people didn‘t try to get anything from these books. They gave up after 2 chapters? And “it was boring?” I‘m all in favor of reevaluating the canon and removing/adding works as we improve as a society. But have a solid reason if you want to overturn decades of scholarly agreement. 1y
Amiable I think a book becomes a “classic” for a specific reason: it represents a particular time or place or writing style, etc. And just because later generations of readers don‘t understand or like it, it doesn‘t mean that reason is no longer valid. And I say that as someone who loved several of the books in this list and loathed a number of others. (edited) 1y
Jadams1776 The Lord of the Rings one got me 😂 “the author keeps randomly breaking into song” 🤣🤣 It‘s so true, but I love those books! 1y
Scochrane26 I have tried to read more classics in recent years that I missed in HS. Some of these I hated in HS or in more resent times. But, a lot of them do have a value in our society as far as cultural references. For example, Catch-22 & Catcher in the Rye. I didn‘t enjoy them much but felt they are an important reference points. 1y
Scochrane26 If you look at reading lists now, they include many more recent books. I‘m jealous of books teens can choose from now. It‘s good to have a mix. I‘m sure some are easier to teach in class—such as Heart of Darkness because it‘s shorter than Poisonwood Bible. 1y
Crazeedi Its so important to realize the era several of these books were written. Love Gone with the Wind when I read as teenager. Loved LOTR trilogy, loved several others, the rest I have not read. Never did many of the classics, I probably should 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Why do people assume that when a book is labeled “classic” that everyone will enjoy or connect with it? WHY??? 1y
BethM I just can‘t 🤦‍♀️ I think we‘re heading into dangerous times of censorship. I agree with @Amiable - they‘re there for a reason so let‘s evolve the teaching around it. Not to mention some of the commenters clearly missed the main points of the books. 1y
BethM BUT I also think that forcibly reading all these in high school disenchants teens from reading. I took English Lit because I loved to read and then proceeded to loathe the vast majority of what I was forced to read. Reading became work instead of fun. 1y
LibrarianRyan I can get on board with Scarlet letter. Actually a few of these I think there are more relevant books that could replace them. 1y
Zoes_Human Gone with the Wind was white supremacist propaganda when it was written and it still is. I don't advocate censoring it, but it makes me absolutely livid to see folks including teachers praising its historical accuracy when it actively perpetuates historically inaccurate stereotypes and holds the KKK up as heroic. I personally would move it to the top of that list. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I only read 3 of these in school: The Scarlet Letter, LOTR trilogy, and The Great Gatsby and I enjoyed them when I read them. I strongly think that most reading lists need an overhaul. Some longer works could be taught with a few key chapters or excerpts, modern books with similar themes can make reading easier, and even allowing choices for teens especially. I read The Jungle at 13. WTF did I care about factory working conditions? 1y
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We all know a Holden- I smart, nice young guy who just can‘t seem to exert himself enough to do the minimum to get his life together. I felt for Holden. Yes, he‘s young and immature and completely self obsessed but aren‘t all young men? The ending was disappointing and I wish the story had more of a plot, but I read this quickly and enjoyed it.

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vivastory
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I've been thinking of leaving twitter for awhile. If this isn't a sign, what is? Phonies!

allureofbeauty I also hate catcher in the rye lol 2y
Bookgoil I only keep twitter for certain reading events 2y
Texreader Easy. Hilary Mantel‘s Wolf Hall. 2y
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MsMelissa @Texreader What? Does this mean we can‘t be friends? I love that book (and the whole trilogy). 2y
cathysaid I would definitely peace out ✌️ at Fifty Shades of Grey. 2y
MsMelissa Mine would be Twilight or the Fifty Shades books. Are you really leaving Twitter? I quit and it was the best decision I made related to social media. 2y
KathyWheeler I also don‘t like Catcher in the Rye. I have Twitter for one reason only. The pool I swim at announces any closings there. 2y
marleed Oh, interesting. I try not to be offended when someone hates a book I love or vice versa. I‘m kind of fascinated by discussing that difference when it comes up. ...I‘ve never had a Twitter account and I‘m pretty sure my blood pressure is better for that decision. 2y
vivastory @MsMelissa I have had an account for 5 years, right before the '16 election. I didn't use it for about 4 years & thought I would stop after the '20 election, but there's a few people I've started following. I have been getting burnt out on it lately due to the ongoing toxicity 2y
vivastory @marleed I think you're right about the blood pressure. I really should just disconnect myself from it. I could have a conversation with anyone who read a different type of book from me, unless they told me their fave is Hitler's auto biography etc The thing about Catcher in the Rye is that I just don't understand it. If anything I few like Salinger's sensibility is close to that of the younger gen, so it's maddening😂 2y
vivastory *feel like 👆 2y
marleed Oh yeah, a dictator‘s words are nothing I have interest in learning to understand. ...What comes to mind for me, is that I found myself in the minority of those who did not have all the feels for Where the Crawdad Sings. I genuinely offended a good friend for not feeling the same way she did. 2y
vivastory @marleed See that's just silly IMO. What bothered me about Catcher in the Rye trending is that literally out of ALL of the books published, including some by horrible people who committed war crimes, it's Salinger's that gets targeted 🙄🙄 2y
Reggie there was this guy who came to work with us a few years ago who said he wanted to go to film school to become a director. I asked him what his favorite movie was and he said Old School. I just told myself to keep a straight face and nod. That would have been the point where I checked out of it was a date. Book wise if they said they hated The Night Circus, which I used to think everybody would love but it‘s really 50/50. 2y
vivastory @Reggie This is the first I've ever heard of Old School 😂 2y
sprainedbrain I try to be an open-minded person, but I struggle with people who can actually *hate* Catcher that much. Wtf. 2y
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Whalien99
Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
Mehso-so

Wasn't my fave years ago, gotta reread. 3 stars

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paulareadsallthetime
Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
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Panpan

⭐️ I do not understand how this is considered a classic that everyone should read. It was a boring story that a boy was telling about what he did each day.

wordslinger42 Thank goodness I'm not the only one who can't stand it! I had to read it in college and it was so difficult to finish it 2y
paulareadsallthetime I asked others in my book group and several of them hated it too. I only finished it by tracking down a free audio version so I could speed it up and listen while at work. 2y
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Hif.saa
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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//-What really knocks me out is a book that, when you are all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it-//
~J.D. Salinger

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freeatlast1137
Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
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Panpan

I definitely can say that I am glad to be done with this book. I could not get passed how much the main character just disliked everything. The whole thing sounded more like a complaint about New York and his life.

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Raynam113
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Pickpick

J.D. Salinger

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DimeryRene
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Pickpick

Just finished my second read of this. Even though I‘m 30 and not 16, I still get Holden a lot. Not all the time, he‘s a whiny kid ... but really, everyone has questions like this. Even when you‘re a big phony adult.

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TheEllieMo
Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 79
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

Klou This cover 😍 2y
Annie1215 Gorgeous cover ❤️ 2y
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CorgiBooks
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
Bailedbailed

I'm not sure why but nothing in this book really resonated with me. It may be one I eventually cycle round and try to finish once again, but for not it's definitely a DNF

CuriousG Agree! I tried so hard to get through this one but also bailed. Just couldn't keep wasting my time 2y
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