The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

  • Started on: 2011-04-25
  • Finished on: 2011-04-26
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “***–”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction


This is one of the classic must have read books for English. It was even on the “English class reading list” shelve at our local library. I had never read it before, so, to brush up on my classics, I picked it up.
The book, although most people will know it, is the story told by Holden Caulfield about the time he got kicked out of prep school (again) and he tries to figure out what to do next. He is a pretty impulsive guy who doesn’t seem to be able to socialize with people that well. He doesn’t like other people, but he doesn’t quite hate them either, and in the end he even misses them.
The book was a pretty nice read, but I have to admit that if it hadn’t been a classic, I wouldn’t have read it, it is not quite my taste. It was too much rambling, too open ended.