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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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Jan 02, 2011

it was amazing

Dude. I liked this book. I would have guessed that a stream-of-consciousness adolescent angst book would have really annoyed me but truly I really dug it. It's stream-of-consciousness but boldly coherent and internal but not overwrought or tortured, instead, I feel like the point of view and style lends a great honesty and purity to the story. Holden is refreshing and honestly, even hopeful. I feel like his formation is clearly progressive and left labeled "unfinished" and "immature" which means we know he's only just begun. Viva la revolution! May we all preserve in our adult minds Holden's annoyance with the phony, appreciation for the small things and compassion for the hurting. I get why this is the flagship novel of youth. We need a copy to live at our house.

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