Monday 21 March 2011

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

Having heard mixed reviews about this book (and thanks to a friend) I finally got to read it myself. The annoying bit for me and a lot of people I imagine would be the way Holden speaks or rather for me the repetion of some phrases and words. The actual story is quite fascinating, following the world/events as Holden sees it and knowing what is inevitably coming.

You have a young teenage boy struggling to fit in in a world that doesn't get him and he certainly doesn't get it. The story follows him from his drop out from school and how he downward spirals from there, there is certainly a build up before this event but this seems to be the turning point where it goes downhill and quickly.

I really enjoyed following the mindset where you can see exactly what is happening and where it is going to end and the person is oblivious. Certainly something different and although a tad frustrating at times still a good read 3/5 for me.

Originally reviewed 13th March 2011

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