A review by moonlightamelia
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

challenging slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No


although this is colloquially known as the incel bible, i feel there is so much more we can take from this book in a modern interpretation. the quintessential dissection of the american white boy, i found it fascinating to examine holden caulfield’s psyche and understand the complexity of his insufferable and unreliable condition and superiority complex, though not necessarily in the way Salinger intended - i almost understood this as a satire.

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