Thursday, 21 June 2007

The Catcher in the Rye

I know this is supposed to be a classic and all that, but I didn't love it. To be honest, I had no idea what it was actually about and only read it because it was on my list. Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate it either, in fact I kind of feel a bit 'meh' about the whole thing. I guess I just expected more. I liked the style - first-person, conversational, willing to go on major sidetracks. I also really enjoyed the half-italicised words so you knew exactly where the emphasis was supposed to be, giving it a real voice. But it didn't feel like a complete story or something. Then again, maybe that's why its so classic and I'm just an uncultured swine.

Now I need to get back to Harry Potter, or I won't get them all re-read before book 7 is released (in one month and 5 hours time)


  1. I have never read Catcher in the Rye but I've finished reading Harry Potter and plan to reread OtP before the movie comes out and HBP before last book.
    What are the pens you are talking about?
    Look after yourself - it is summer go sit in the park across the road and get some sun it will make you feel better. love you

  2. With you on the mail front - I love it when there is real mail - not just bills etc. Email is good too when it's a real 'letter' and not just ticketek etc letting me know the latest 'deals'.
    Also with you on Catcher - remember that when I read it (sometime ago) I thought when I'd finished "they call this a classic" - I completely missed point. Not a bad read but not classic.

  3. YAY for free sharpies!! LOL.

    I'm planning on reading Catcher soon, cos it's on my list, so I'll let you know what I think, when I read it.

    Less than a month til HP7!!!!