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the catcher in the rye



the catcher in the rye


i think a little holden exists in each one of us. a lost individual, trying to find something, searching for truth, wanting to believe but realising that most things aren’t what they seem, wanting to be alone but feeling lonely, understanding things one day and then understanding that you don’t know anything the next.. i also like how the novel is written like a monologue, it really feels more like a person than a book..

i love this book.

have you read it?
what did you think?

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Lene
    12/09/2011 at 1:33 pm

    Jeg angrer på at jeg ikke leste denne når jeg var 17 år. Jeg leste den når jeg var 35 og det blir litt for lenge siden jeg følte det på denne måten. Men en flott bok for kidsa! :)

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    peaches
    19/09/2010 at 1:16 am

    I read it and said “Shit. I’ll never like anything I read after this. Ever.”. So I read all other stories and novellas by Salinger. After finishing The Catcher, I was sure I couldn’t be more in love than that. I was wrong. The more I read of Salinger’s works the more fascinated I got. May he rest in peace. Even though I truly am devastated that he stated in his will he didn’t want his works to be published, I respect anything what he wished for and I hope no one will do anything to do with him which would upset him if he were alive.

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    erica
    20/02/2009 at 1:20 am

    loved it. read it again, loved it again. xo

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    Hannah
    19/02/2009 at 9:55 pm

    I just read this book for a Young Adult Fiction class and FELL IN LOVE.
    Everyone else in the class kept saying “Ugh I hate how he always complains!!” But I didn’t feel that at all. I felt it was so real. And it is.

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      Katarina
      20/02/2009 at 12:54 am

      you’re right, he’s not complaining, he’s just being real and genuine. trying to find happiness without trying to be somebody else..

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    amelie
    19/02/2009 at 12:03 am

    jag läste den i slutet på gymnasiet och jag älskade den ! gjorde hundöron på var och varannan sida för att det stod något speciellt fint eller mitt i prick. har velat läsa om den ända sedan dess men det har inte blivit av. men snart så..!

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    Daiane
    18/02/2009 at 4:23 pm

    i love it! i’ve read it 8 times, it’s surely my favourite book.

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    lisen
    18/02/2009 at 10:41 am

    I love the book, read it a couple of times! Think it is funny but still has depth. It is a classic!
    Your blog is beautiful! Read it everyday!

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    karin
    18/02/2009 at 10:11 am

    I loved it. But: Read “Franny and Zooey” as well. Franny has a nervous breakdown and the book consists mostly of dialogues between her and her brother Zooey, with their mother interrupting ever so often – it’s basically a long discussion about religion and the unbearable lightness of being, it reads like it’s spoken rather than written. He writes of them – or, the Glass family – in other books as well: Rise high the roof beam, carpenters + Seymour, an introduction. The collection “For Esmé with love and squalor” is also beautiful. But I’d start with Franny and Zooey. It’s very new yorkish and fluent. Thanks for great pictures in your blog

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      Katarina
      18/02/2009 at 2:05 pm

      ok, i definitely will! thank you! :)

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    lisen
    18/02/2009 at 9:41 am

    I love the book, read it a couple of times! Think it is funny but still has depth. It is a classic!
    Your blog is beautiful! Read it everyday!

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      Katarina
      18/02/2009 at 2:06 pm

      thank you!

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    Kelsi (stylesmith)
    18/02/2009 at 6:15 am

    I totally agree. It’s amazing to read a novel written by a man, with a male protagonist and still find it so relatable, as a woman.

    Oh the ponderings of a thoughtful mind.

    Beautiful, insightful blog. Keep it up.

    Kelsi. (stylesmith)

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      Katarina
      18/02/2009 at 1:59 pm

      i agree with you as well, it’s such a timeless, genderless book. thank you! :)

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    emilie
    18/02/2009 at 3:28 am

    i just read it not too long ago, i’m a fourteen year old girl so it was a little difficult to relate to holden but i really really enjoyed it. i took notes in the book which i never do so it provoked me in many ways, i also really loved the way it was written. people confuse the style of writing with a poor writing ability, but J.D. Salinger really was talented and chose that format for a reason, which i think many don’t pick up on. the sad truth is Holden was kind of a loser, but the ending definitely lit some sort of light in us all and in himself which makes the reader happier and more optimistic. the ending was great, the book was great.
    boy.

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      Katarina
      18/02/2009 at 2:05 pm

      i also had kind of a hard time relating to holden the first time i read it but i thought about it for a very long time afterwards (still do) and reading the book was kind of like meeting a person – you don’t like everything about him but that’s part of life. holden was interesting in the sense that he didn’t stop searching (even if it made him a “loser”). thank you for an intresting input in the discussion by the way :)

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    Rach
    17/02/2009 at 11:40 pm

    I read it when I was maybe fourteen or fifteen, and I thought I was gonna love it. I understood (or thought I did?) what the book was trying to say, but somehow I just didn’t connect with it. I was so disappointed that I didn’t fall in love with it! Perhaps it was just the wrong time in my life to read it, and I would enjoy it more if I read it again now. It’s on my list of books to re-read, so we’ll see…

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    Wrzosowa
    17/02/2009 at 7:35 pm

    I am totally in love with your blog. Best regards, x.

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      Katarina
      17/02/2009 at 10:50 pm

      that’s so cute, thank you!

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    oni
    17/02/2009 at 7:33 pm

    one of my favorite books. i’ve read it once a year since i was 11. each time i get a whole new perspective and its one of the few books that my little sister likes so we get to bond over it.

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      Katarina
      17/02/2009 at 10:50 pm

      each time i read it i get a new perspective as well, it’s amazing :)

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    Nathalie
    17/02/2009 at 7:30 pm

    jag läste catcher in the rye för två år sedan och älskade den! nu påminde du mig om att jag måste läsa om den. :)

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      Katarina
      17/02/2009 at 10:49 pm

      åh, ska också läsa om den :)

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    nadi
    17/02/2009 at 7:24 pm

    I read it recent in school, it’s a perfect novel for teenagers to read in school!

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      Katarina
      17/02/2009 at 10:49 pm

      i agree!

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