The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerSixty-seven years ago today, The Catcher in the Rye first hit bookshelves across the US, and people still have some pretty strong opinions about J. Die-hard fans and rabid haters are legion. Indeed, of all the mid-century American novels to stand the test of time, perhaps only On the Road provokes a comparably polarizing response among contemporary readers. She reads just about everything I bring into the house, and a lot of crumby stuff besides. I mean stories about kids. The rest is all corny. It depresses her.
The Catcher in the Rye
I think, and Holden misses him, this was a pain to get through, open! Well. Error rating book.
But reading the book at the stage of my life were I am now, it also showed me that it's still far to easy for me to relate to and sympathize with characters like Holden. Digital Library. Where Salinger's masterpieces surpasses other notable coming of age novels such as "Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man" and "This Side of Paradise" is in the treatment of social mores. As they dance together, he pays extra attention to her backside as she turns around.