And over-praise for THE CATCHER IN THE RYE turns 65 tomorrow.
Agreed. I really disliked that book when I read it almost 50 years ago--when I was a couple years younger than Holden Caulfield--and I've never had occasion to change my mind. It is one of the most overrated books in American literary history.
It's not my all time favorite but I like Catcher in the Rye. It sure beats having to read Silas Marner and Ethan Frome. Two books that can drive teenagers away from reading.
I loved that book when I was 14 (1962). I found it unreadable when I tried to re-read it about 10 years ago.
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