1 June 2013

The catcher in the rye

I finally got around to reading The Catcher in the Rye. What a great novel! I love how the author juxtaposes features of Holden (the main character) that are, at least on the surface, negative, with hints of Holden's more laudatory motives. I can see how a book like this could be read and reread by critics over the decades without mining all there is in it. Can you believe that this book has been repeatedly banned in high schools for profanity and sexuality? (In terms of sexuality, I really don't get it, since the book doesn't contain any vivid descriptions of sex.)

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