Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J. D. Salinger
Title of the Book: "The Catcher in the Rye" 
Year of Publication: 1991   
Place of Publication: New York  
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.   
Number of Pages: 224  
Price: Please see link to Amazon
ISBN: 978-0316769488
This novel is one of the best that I have ever read. It is about a life's exploration of a teenager by the name of Holden Caulfield. 

Caulfield, as curious as he was, tried the things teenagers are usually curious about. He drank and even tried to have sex with a prostitute though it did not push through. 

The plot of the story tells us that part of Caulfield's life when he was expelled from school and there was confusion in his mind maybe brought about by his sickness or the dynamics of the world around him.

He was far from seeking something meaningful as he sought fun but makes sense out of it. He wanted to date and he dated, he wanted to show his affection for his sister and he showed it. 

The world seemed to be a highly disordered jungle for him in which he was clueless of what was his place in the grander scheme of things. Phoebe, his sister even accused him of not liking anything. 

Despite the challenges of his life, he never wavered to look at his future in a positive way as any human being would wish for his/her future to be bright. 

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