I like the style of J.D Salinger in his book 'Catcher in the Rye
December 13, 2006 12:24am CST
Who else have read this book? J.D. Salinger is one of my favorite author now. I think Catcher in the Rye is an all time favorite book so I am hoping one will reply to this. I was fascinated as I saw a video interpretation of the book in youtube.com...so funny. The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger. First published in the United States in 1951, the novel remains controversial to this day due to its liberal profanity and portrayal of sexuality and teenage angst; it was the thirteenth most frequently challenged book of the 1990s, according to the American Library Association. Despite this censorship, or perhaps because of it, the novel has become one of the most famous literary works of the 20th century, and a common part of high-school curricula in many Western, English-speaking countries, such as the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. The book's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for teenage alienation and fear. Written in the first person, The Catcher in the Rye relates Holden's experiences in New York City in the days following his expulsion from a University-preparatory school Pencey Prep.
13 Dec 06
I like that book also, was a required reading in my college days and had recommended that to my friends. I think he is just cool enough although some people treat it as dark, it's their opinion. The book will be read many generations more I am sure. And I will continue to recommend it to my friends.