Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

I just finished reading "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger. I've always wanted to read the book but haven't had the chance until recently. I always hear that serial killers like that book and if you check it out of the library or buy it, then the FBI will trace you. I know it must be a myth coz then all school kids will be traced since they read it in English literature class ;-)

Anyways, I was at Walmart doing my grocery shopping about 2 weeks ago and saw that the book was on sale for US$4.97 so I bought it. The book was about this high school student named Holden Cauldfield who was kicked out of his broading school. It was written in the first person and Holden was telling us what happened to him the next few days after he left the school.

The book is considered by many as one of the best novel ever written. I think the book was good but it gets a little too rambly for me. The author, JD Salinger, never wrote another novel after this and maybe it's a good thing....


elisataufik said...

I thought it was rambly as well. And I do not catch (eh he he) the title.
But it's a good story about teenage angst nevertheless. It's nice to be in someone else's head sometimes.

Shirin said...

Yeah, I kept trying to see what the title was about. There was a tiny part towards the end of the book where Holden (or his sister, Phoebe, I can't remember whom) was saying about what they wanted to be when they grow up. I think it was Holden who said that he wanted to be the person catching people when they roll thru the rye field so that they don't roll off the cliff...of something like that ;-)

He rambles way too much