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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classics-old-and-new

I was maybe 15 years old when I read Catcher the first time. I checked it out of the high school library because I'd heard it had been banned in other places, so I wanted to read this illicit material. The whole time I read it, back then, I wondered when I'd get to the shocking parts. I finished reading the book wondering what the fuss was about.

Now, decades later, I know what the fuss was about, but "fuss" from the artistic viewpoint. It's pure genius, this book. I didn't really "get" it the first time. This time, I realized how funny it was, and how poignant, and toward the end I did wipe that little bit of tear from the corner of my eye. Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

June 19, 2013 – Started Reading
June 19, 2013 – Shelved as: classics-old-and-new
June 19, 2013 – Shelved
June 20, 2013 – Finished Reading

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