Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I'm reading this book for the third time as a pick for one of my book clubs (yes, she said clubs plural). The first two times were in junior high and high school and I have to say that I am getting more out of it now. Perhaps it is just coming across more "lousy phonies" as an adult, or maybe just maturity helps me understand Holden Caulfield better, but I don't just see him as a crazy, incoherent kid running around New York City anymore. Instead he seems like a smart sensitive kid, who just cannot cope with growing up or the death of his younger brother. A great book that definitly deserved a re-read.