"Catcher in the Rye is about a teenager who whines for no reason" it's about a teen boy who lost his younger brother and watched his school roommate commit suicide having an existential crisis, sorry if that seems like whining to you
why do some of you hate Catcher in the Rye when Heart of Darkness is right there!!!
People who don't like Catcher In The Rye are a bunch of phonies.
all the ones mentioned below plus:
A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Does anyone read this anymore? It's an elegant little novel of adolescence and so much better than Catcher in the Rye.
Catcher in the Rye is actually good
Catcher in the Rye, assuming you only count English-language books and thus exclude James Joyce. https://t.co/ASJSBj8nZd
My mom was my English teacher. She was great. Had me read The Catcher In the Rye, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Bell Jar.
Favorite book is such a tough question. Can I say The Catcher in the Rye? I read it for the first time yesterday and loved it, but is that too basic an answer? Can I say the book my dad read to me when I was 6? Or is Potter 1 out?
I don’t think I’ve read my favorite book yet.
I loved Catcher in the rye, idk what about it made that guy wanna kill John Lennon. Guy probably got 0 pussy just like Holden from the book. More like Holden onto his worm
Animal farm launched my orwell deep dive. Funnily enough catcher in the rye was not assigned at my high school; I read it on my own bc I wanted to know why MDC shot John Lennon and it ended up becoming my favorite book (only to later be barely edged out by infinite jest) https://t.co/WxxChMsWEk
Oh and also fuck Holden Caulfield forever, The Catcher in the Rye is awful.
The Catcher in the Rye is great. I’m convinced that most people’s disdain for it (and for the high school canon in general) comes not from the work itself, but from having been “forced” to read it, and from the resentment they feel for that time in their lives. https://t.co/aYkj0mGJLt
Ahh yes, then I am very familiar with the reason lists you're talking about. I teach AP Lit. To Kill A Mockingbird has such an important message but its SO DRY!!! And Catcher in the Rye is a straight white man's sexual fantasy. I hate that book.
God, I am so with you there. Everyone in Sophomore English *loved* Catcher in the Rye and I just couldn’t stand it. Whiny, over-privileged dudes have just never been my jam, even as a moody 15 year old.
I re-read catcher in the rye recently and i wanted to kick that kids ass.
The writing style though was i think pretty revolutionary for the times. Beat. Etc
man.... i missed talking about books on twitter 😐 now who wanna hear me gush about The Great Gatsby and The Catcher In The Rye
Catcher in the Rye. I went to school with shitty teenage boys every day, so I was just hyper annoyed by Holden Caulfield the whole time.
Also Northanger Abbey, but only because our teacher inexplicably didn't teach us about gothic novels or explain it was satire. I love it now! https://t.co/JQ0PaD6GGa
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I really loved Catcher In The Rye as well. I just wasn’t assigned it in high school. Found it after I graduated. Haha.