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26 May 2001 @ 12:01 pm
Caught in the Wry  
I finished reading "Catcher in the Rye" and I can't see what makes this book so great.
At first, I wondered if there was something wrong with me, because lately I haven't liked any of the books we've read for Ms. Burnside. The Awakening. The Great Gatsby. And now this. But I've read other books in my spare time, some for school and some for pleasure, and I've enjoyed them quite well. The Haunting of Hill House. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Interview with the Vampire. The Good Earth. Fifth Chinese Daughter. The Princess Bride. Confederacy of Dunces. The Color Purple. And, of course, my manga and comic books. Fushigi Yugi. Inu-Yasha. Promethea.
So someone explain to me why "Catcher" is so appealing. I see a sex-crazed boy, a delinquent who doesn't live up to his potential (ring a bell? -_-) flunking in and out of school, drinking constantly because he can't cope, a flitting boy who seeks intelligent conversation (about sex.). Actually, that sounds like the plot of the next Dumb & Dumber, Road Trip etc. genre.
Maybe it's just me...
 
 
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