J.D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher In The Rye’.


“I liked it very much indeed, more than anything for a long time.”, That was Samuel Beckett’s thoughts on J.D. Salinger’s modern master piece ‘The Catcher In The Rye’. There’s not many books I’ve read as quick or enjoyed as much. The further I got through the story, the more I wished I had read it when I was sixteen (the same age as the protagonist). I think the book would have had major impact on me. It’s very much in the same vain as ‘Rebel without a cause’. It made me laugh how much the lead character (and narrator) hated everyone. Absolutely everyone. Even the people who were trying to help him. I think that’s why it struck a chord with me. I could see my younger self in Holden Caulfield.