— Albert Camus (Notebooks 1951-1959)
sarcasmkilled said: Hey chris, I really love your readings but I would like to know your thoughts on the catcher in the rye (im sorry, but I just can't stand this book. Or anything written by salinger, for that matter)
Okay, well I must say The Catcher In The Rye is one of my favourite books, one that I will always hold dear and always re-read. I’ve only read Franny and Zooey and that bananafish short story. Salinger captures the adolescent mind so wonderfully, at least characters going through some shit.
Holden says in the start of the book that he’s at a sanatorium. This kid been through some shit. This book is brimming with technique, dealing with heavy issues like belonging, identity and loss.
The red hunting cap, his sister Phoebe, his poor brother Allie, the museum, the ‘fuck you’ graffiti, the poem the book is named after, Sunny the prostitute, Ackley, phonies.
That shits iconic.