The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comme The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. T...

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Title:The Catcher in the Rye
Author:J.D. Salinger
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:The Catcher in the Rye
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:277 pages pages

The Catcher in the Rye Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    May 26, 2007
    Sometimes truth isn't just stranger than fiction, it's also more interesting and better plotted. Salinger helped to pioneer a genre where fiction was deliberately less remarkable than reality. His protagonist says little, does little, and thinks little, and yet Salinger doesn't string ...
  • Madeline
    Sep 24, 2007
    In my hand I hold $5. I will give it to anyone who can explain the plot of this book (or why there is no plot) and make me understand why the hell people think it's so amazing. ...
  • mark monday
    Jul 01, 2011
    journal entry today i am 15 years old. everything is all bullshit, as usual. i can't believe how fucked everything is around me. like i'm surrounded by zombies. i can't talk to any of my so-called friends, i can't talk to jamie, i can't talk to my parents. who would bother listening...
  • Melanie
    Jun 19, 2007
    As a child, we are protected from life. There really aren?t many choices available, and we are certainly sheltered from a lot of the harder parts of life. It seems like children don?t feel the need for meaning quite like adults do- maybe because they aren?t forced to face the dai...
  • Richard
    Jul 31, 2007
    My theory as to this book's unusually polarizing nature: either you identify with Holden Caulfield or you don't. Those who see themselves (either as they were or, God help them, as they are) in Holden see a misunderstood warrior-poet, fighting the good fight against a hypocritical a...
  • Cheyenne
    Aug 04, 2007
    If I could give this book a zero, I would. I absolutely hated it. Generally, I don't hate books, either. Usually it's a very strong dislike, and generally, I give them a second chance. But no, I will never be reading this book again. In my opinion, Holden is the worst character in t...
  • Paul Bryant
    Sep 27, 2007
    A spell in the army would do that young man a power of good! Or maybe a couple of bags of heroin. Anything to stop that whining voice.... ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Aug 16, 2008
    529. The Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield, a teenager from New York City, is living in an unspecified institution in southern California near Hollywood in 1951. Story of Holden Caulfield with his idiosyncrasie...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 03, 2008
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 01, 2008
    The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all ...
  • Shana
    Dec 26, 2007
    I read this book for the first time in the 8th grade. I had to get my mom to sign a permission slip because of the cursing. Before I began reading, I had so many expectations. Back then, I read Seventeen Magazine, and back then, Seventeen Magazine ran brainy features about books and po...
  • Chris
    Jun 18, 2008
    **Included on Time?s List of 100 Best Fiction of the 20th Century** If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you?ll probably want to know is what I thought about ?The Catcher In the Rye?, and my reasons for liking it or disliking it, and possibly even how I felt ...
  • Licia
    Feb 05, 2008
    I know there are people who thought this book changed their lives and helped them find their unique way in the world, but coming from a non-white, non-middleclass background, as a kid, I really resented having to read about this spoiled, screwed up, white, rich kid who kept getting cha...
  • Kathy
    Mar 25, 2008
    I read the end of The Catcher in the Rye the other day and found myself wanting to take Holden Caulfield by the collar and shake him really, really hard and shout at him to grow up. I suppose I've understood for some time now that The Catcher in the Rye -- a favorite of mine when I was...
  • Matt
    Jul 12, 2009
    I was worried as hell about reading this book again. The last time I read it was about a thousand years ago when I was just a kid. I was lousy with angst just like good old Holden back then. I really was. Now that I?m a crummy old guy I figured that I wouldn?t like it anymore. That...
  • Big Red
    May 08, 2008
    J.D. Salinger?s ?Catcher in the Rye? was published on July 16, 1951. It was his first novel. It became very popular among young adolescents yet not so popular with older generations. I personally thoroughly enjoyed every part of this book. I felt very close to Holden Caulfield, t...
  • Dan
    Jul 19, 2008
    Reading this book was one of the biggest wastes of my time in the past twenty years. Holden Caulfield's problem is that he is the biggest phony he knows. Count the number of times he lies or behaves like someone he's not and then try to convince me otherwise. This is not a book about t...
  • Stephen
    Mar 18, 2010
    5.0 stars. I LOVE IT when I go into a book with low expectations and it ends up knocking me on my ass. Admittedly, this is tougher to do with "classics" but it certainly happened in this case. I remember first reading this in school (like many of us) and not thinking it was anything sp...
  • David
    Jan 05, 2010
    Okay. So it's like this. My not-just-GR-friend-but-very-real-friend brian called and told me that J.D. Salinger had died maybe about a half hour ago (as I begin this 'review'). This sounds immensely absurd, pathetically sentimental, and embarrassing to admit, but I'm glad I heard it fr...
  • Nataliya
    May 02, 2010
    "Oh, I don?t know. That digression business got on my nerves. I don?t know. The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. It?s more interesting and all.? Yes, this review eventually will be about the book. My reviews always are. I'm boring this way. I envy the abi...
  • Haleema
    Oct 01, 2010
    Well, this was a pain to get through. First of all, this is a shitty way to start a novel no matter how you want to introduce your main character. 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...
  • Lyn
    Sep 29, 2015
    What can I say? that hasn?t already been said? As I write this review, there are almost 2 million ratings on Goodreads and over 36,000 reviews. My friend mark monday?s review is better than many original works. What can I say? I wish now that I read this sooner. I?d l...
  • Henry Avila
    Nov 17, 2011
    Holden Caulfield is a mixed- up cynical teenager, getting kicked out of another prestigious school, Pencey Prep, in Pennsylvania, the irony is that this obviously intelligent, privileged, 16 year- old, is somehow flunking out, why? He doesn't care about anything, especially education, ...
  • mai ahmd
    Feb 06, 2012
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  • Fernando
    Jan 03, 2017
    "Me imagino a muchos niños pequeños jugando en un gran campo de centeno y todo. Miles de niños y nadie allí para cuidarlos, nadie grande, eso es, excepto yo. Y yo estoy al borde de un profundo precipicio. Mi misión es agarrar a todo niño que vaya a caer en el precipicio. Quiero d...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Nov 28, 2014
    Did you know that Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon, held this book, The Catcher in the Rye, while he was arrested? He ''remained at the scene reading J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye until the police arrived and arrested him. Chapman repeatedly said that the nove...
  • Foad
    Nov 16, 2013
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  • Agir(آگِر)
    Jan 28, 2015
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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 02, 2017
    Holden Caulfield is a character many, many people hate. And trust me, I get it. He's a posturing hypocrite. He's a dick. I wanted to hit him in the face for at least a hundred pages. We know this. But he's a character that, for some strange reason, resonates with thousands of people. ...
  • Ä°ntellecta
    May 20, 2017
    "Oldukça cahilimdir, ama epey okurum." (H. Caulfield) ...