The Catcher in the Rye – a Great Book!

The Catcher in the Rye

a novel by J. D. Salinger


The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950’s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield, sixteen years old. Holden is not specific about his location while he’s telling the story, but he tells that he is having some kind of treatment in a mental hospital. He’s school success isn’t so good that it should be. The events he narrates take place in the few days between the end of the fall school term and Christmas, when Holden is in his teenages.

Catcher in the Rye is one of the most criticized classic novels.  Anyone who’s planning to read this book should know how it was during the 1950’s in America. Otherwise you wont understand some parts of the book.

For who I would recommend this book? I think that when anyone is going through teenage years, should read this book. Any younger than 14-15 years old wouldn’t care less from this book or wouldn’t have so much intrest because when you are reading this book, you really have to concentrate on understanding the words and what is happening in the story. After all, it’s really worth reading for.

In the end I almost lost my patience when I was reading this book.. There were too many “Goddamn” -words. It was almost on every page in that “goddamn” book… But still it’s a great book for you to read if you have patience and you are interested of boys life and 1950’s.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gonzi
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 21:21:44

    The title of the book is very catchy when it tells about boys problem, it sounds a little bit scary as well. There is some adjective words that are challenging, but it’s ok. About the writer…..where is it? I would like to know about him. 😮

    I think that theres nothing wrong in the structure, which is well-made. 🙂 I also liked last chapter because then i can feel it what story tells about, sounds interesting as well.

    next time tell about the writer at least one or two things, otherwise you did a great work. 🙂

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  2. Ms Leino
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 20:09:02

    The last two paragraphs which are your own are OK, the first part is still from somewhere else. That part about the excessive amount of words doesn’t have to be a postscript, it’s your opinion and you don’t have to like the book… But perhaps the swearing is a little over the top?

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    • Johannes Björk
      Nov 16, 2010 @ 20:48:12

      mm.. In what part I swear? In the end when I say that “There were too many ‘Goddamn’ words”? I meant that in the book the WRITER or the characters say too many “goddamn” words.

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      • Ms Leino
        Nov 17, 2010 @ 09:37:17

        OH, now I get it. That’s called swearing! They swear by cursing “goddamn” too often -> what is the author trying to say by this?

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        • Johannes
          Nov 17, 2010 @ 13:51:06

          haha oh I’m too confused right now 😀 should I change something in the text if it’s too harsh…?

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  3. Ms Leino
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 18:53:12

    You need to re-write this IN YOUR OWN WORDS!
    http://www.allreaders.com/topics/info_774.asp

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