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The Catcher in the Rye

I’m just going to get straight to the point: I’m pretty sure The Catcher in the Rye is the best book I’ve ever read. 

Most Americans are assigned The Catcher in the Rye around 11th grade, so one summer I bought a copy of it from a yard sale in Utah, just in case. 785 more words


My Sallinger Year - Joanna Rakoff

Many years ago, as a graduate fresh out of university, I had to make the tricky decision of choosing between doing a masters degree – for which I had won a scholarship – or interning at various publishing houses until I was offered a job. 167 more words

Book Challenge

Take Me Down To Anorak City: A Critical Conversation with Author Marc Spitz

God, I hate the term “twee.” I was first introduced to it in the early 1990s, as it was a term used in the indie-pop scene. 2,309 more words


#hap2014 - 226 - Summertime Sadness

No, not the Lana del Ray tune. Although I like this song. There have been far worse, stomach-turning, ultra-cheesy popsongs on the radio.
No, I rather wanted to muse about sadness in pop or art all together. 143 more words


30 Day Book Challenge - Day 10

Favorite Classic Book

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I knew which book I was picking for this one right off the bat. I don’t normally enjoy classics too much, which is one of the reasons I decided not to become an English teacher. 65 more words


the catcher in the rye review.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Description: Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent.” Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. 205 more words

The Classics Club.