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#1
I am considering asking for this book for christmas and want an opinion on it from what i consider the smartest people EVAR! unfortunatly i coulnt find them so i came to the next best thing, the pit.

anyway, bad jokes aside, has anyone read this book? if so is it worth reading or would i just be wasting my time?
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#5
I've read it...

It's a deep insight into the angst that exists within the mind of a teenage boy from the 1930s.

That was me acting intelligent.

I really agree with what he said ^^^.
#6
its great, it's rumored to hae inspired the jfk assasination,if it hits you then its powerful as ****, you will love it or just go meh,that was pointless
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#8
I didn't like it. I hated the main character. Someone should write a crossover book where Holden Caulfield gets his ass kicked by Alex DeLarge.
#9
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I didn't like it. I hated the main character. Someone should write a crossover book where Holden Caulfield gets his ass kicked by Alex DeLarge.


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#10
I'm not a fan, The main character is a douche. I guess I just couldn't identify with him.
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#12
i really really sympathised with the charachter,we were so alike in some ways it was weird, i really understood his mind ,seriously tho you have to buy the book its a love it hate it kinda thing
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#13
Well, I really enjoyed it. That's just me, though.
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#14
It dosne't really have an ending but its a good read.
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#15
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It dosne't really have an ending but its a good read.

Lol, what do you class as an ending? Where everyone lives happily ever after? The last page of a book marks it's ending, so of course it has an ending.

I say you get it. It's a cult classic so it deserves to be read by anybody before they die.

I loved it, btw.
#16
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i really really sympathised with the charachter,we were so alike in some ways it was weird, i really understood his mind ,seriously tho you have to buy the book its a love it hate it kinda thing


I couldn't sympathize with him. I have more in common with good ol' Alex.
#17
you must acquire it
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#18
It's considered a classic and there is still a lot of hype surrounding it. I could have lived without reading it.


Holden is pretty much a giant pussy.
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#19
It was very good. If you're in high school it's very likely you'll have to read it at some point anyway. I read it a year before we had to in school and enjoyed it just as much the second time through. Also kicked ass on the essay
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#21
Asking for a book for christmas? What is this world coming to...
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#22
I actually liked it cause i agreed with a lot of what Holden thought. Actually this book was in some way involved with John Lennons murder. The guy who killed him wanted to BE Holden. He killed Lennon cause he thought he was a "phony".
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#23
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I didn't like it. I hated the main character. Someone should write a crossover book where Holden Caulfield gets his ass kicked by Alex DeLarge.

That was the problem with the book. Holden needs his face smashed into concrete repeatedly.
The book was fairly well written all things considered, and you might enjoy it--I just happened to loathe the main character based on what an arrogant, cocky, whiny little bitch he was.

EDIT: I ask for books for Christmas all the time. It's usually all that I ask for actually.
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#24
i have read it, and i wouldn't believe the hype if i were you, it was controversial for it's subject matter when written, using profanity with the main character not caring about life ect, it's a dull read and only famous because 2 famous gunmen were linked with favoring this book, kid hates life, kid quits school, kid bitches for 100 pages, the end.
#26
All you guys saying Holden was a pussy obviously didn't really understand the book, at all. He never harmed anybody, so why does he deserve to have his face smashed in?
#27
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its great, it's rumored to hae inspired the jfk assasination,if it hits you then its powerful as ****, you will love it or just go meh,that was pointless

I thought it was the John Lennon assassination? Wasn't Chapman obsessed with it when he killed John?

Anyway I really loved the book. I read it in 4 hours. I couldn't put down. Everyone seems to love it or hate it.
#28
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I actually liked it cause i agreed with a lot of what Holden thought. Actually this book was in some way involved with John Lennons murder. The guy who killed him wanted to BE Holden. He killed Lennon cause he thought he was a "phony".


That's pathetic, wanting to be Holden Caulfield. That's worse than wanting to be Shinji Ikari.
#30
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Lol, what do you class as an ending? Where everyone lives happily ever after? The last page of a book marks it's ending, so of course it has an ending.

I say you get it. It's a cult classic so it deserves to be read by anybody before they die.

I loved it, btw.


I haven't read it ina year or so but isn't the ending where he just kinda says "Thats all I'm gunna say for now" or something, talking to someone? I can't remember. Quailty stuff though.
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#31
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I thought it was the John Lennon assassination? Wasn't Chapman obsessed with it when he killed John?

Anyway I really loved the book. I read it in 4 hours. I couldn't put down. Everyone seems to love it or hate it.


,my mistake guys your right, just a slip of memory lol.

nah i too read it in one sitting i truely felt close to the character, if you identify with him then it is a really good read.
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#32
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All you guys saying Holden was a pussy obviously didn't really understand the book, at all. He never harmed anybody, so why does he deserve to have his face smashed in?

I never said he was a pussy. I said he was an arrogant, whiny douchebag--there's a difference. What on earth did I not understand about the book simply because I'm extremely put off listening to him bitch for so long? I can look at the book as a work of literature and still have an opinion. I get that Holden is rebelling in his own way and disillusioned with the world and adults around him (child molesters and shit parents). He's like his own little Peter Pan only in the end he shows maturity anyways. Whatever. You can write that story without making him such a whiny cunt.

EDIT: I really don't care, I'm sharing my opinion on the book. Get it--like other's have said, regardless of how you feel about it, it's a useful thing to have read, as you'll encounter it and it's ideas throughout your life. I say get it.
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I never said he was a pussy. I said he was an arrogant, whiny douchebag--there's a difference. What on earth did I not understand about the book simply because I'm extremely put off listening to him bitch for so long? I can look at the book as a work of literature and still have an opinion. I get that Holden is rebelling in his own way and disillusioned with the world and adults around him (child molesters and shit parents). He's like his own little Peter Pan only in the end he shows maturity anyways. Whatever. You can write that story without making him such a whiny cunt.

He's not really arrogant tbh. People overuse that word. It's obvious he's mentally ill, which I would expect you to take into consideration. But yeah, whatever.
#34
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,my mistake guys your right, just a slip of memory lol.

nah i too read it in one sitting i truely felt close to the character, if you identify with him then it is a really good read.

Exactly. I thought he was a winey little tard until I actually connected to him. There is a deeper meaning then what you get from reading it. I forgot most of the book though, I should read it again.
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#36
It's a good book.
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#38
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He's not really arrogant tbh. People overuse that word. It's obvious he's mentally ill, which I would expect you to take into consideration. But yeah, whatever.

Calling him mentally ill is a bit of a cop out. He's clearly distraught, but mentally ill is pretty strong. I would however call the character arrogant based on the way he interacts with those around him. He looks down on so many people without a whole lot of questioning towards his own methods--which is part of immaturity and why at the end of the book he's a more bearable character because he ultimately does mature.

Agree to disagree, I guess.
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Calling him mentally ill is a bit of a cop out. He's clearly distraught, but mentally ill is pretty strong. I would however call the character arrogant based on the way he interacts with those around him. He looks down on so many people without a whole lot of questioning towards his own methods--which is part of immaturity and why at the end of the book he's a more bearable character because he ultimately does mature.

Agree to disagree, I guess.

I'm sure you've judged people without knowing anything about them before. We all do it sometimes. Guess we all have a little bit of arrogance in us. I don't think we'd be human if we didn't.

And not a cop out. He's telling the story from a mental facility. I think it's not very stretching to say that he probably had some form of depression.

But yeah, agree to disagree.
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