Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Catcher in the Rye

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.

4 comments:

Krista said...

You're in another club? What is it? How do you find the time? (c:

Shuttsie said...

This one is the Joliet Public Library one. I only have two... :)

angstrat said...

I am one of about three people who never had to read this in high school. I read about 2/3 of it around college and then abandoned it. I usually hear it has the opposite effect--it's appeal lessens with age, but I may have to go back to it given your experience.

Shuttsie said...

I think I may be de-maturinng.