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Human
11-25-2005, 12:03 PM
You should read this book. It's amazing. I just got finished reading it and it was probably one of the best books I'd ever read before. I loved it and finished it last night;my first night reading it. If you hav read it, what did you think of it? And do you have any suggestions for books similar to this pne that come close to as good as this? And are JD Salinger's other books phenomenal also? Discuss.

Vera
11-25-2005, 12:04 PM
Wow, seems like you really enjoyed it! I better check this book out, sounds amazing! I've never heard of it, though. JD Salinger, huh? Is he the guy who wrote Lord of The Rings?

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
11-25-2005, 12:06 PM
Nah, im too busy enjoying some of Edgar Allan Poe's works.

At the moment im reading "The Raven", and The Complete Poetry Of Edgar Allan Poe.

the_GoDdEsS
11-25-2005, 12:08 PM
It's a nice read when you're a youngin teen. I liked it back then. I know I wouldn't like it now. Salinger's short stories were better.

Human
11-25-2005, 12:17 PM
Does anybody know if his other books are any good?

the_GoDdEsS
11-25-2005, 12:18 PM
I liked Nine Stories back then.

Sin Studly
11-25-2005, 12:19 PM
Shitty book, didn't like it. At all.

Izie
11-25-2005, 12:22 PM
Gah, that stupid kid annoyed me to no end and I never liked it.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
11-25-2005, 12:26 PM
You should read this book. It's amazing. I just got finished reading it and it was probably one of the best books I'd ever read before. I loved it and finished it last night;my first night reading it. If you hav read it, what did you think of it? And do you have any suggestions for books similar to this pne that come close to as good as this? And are JD Salinger's other books phenomenal also? Discuss.

Oops, forgot to comment on this. And well, no, i didn't enjoy it.

Conspiracy of One
11-25-2005, 12:29 PM
Nimrod In Town']Oops, forgot to comment on this. And well, no, i didn't enjoy it.
Any literary piece of work is phenominal to someone with such a low amount of life expierience like her Richard.

the_GoDdEsS
11-25-2005, 12:30 PM
Gah, that stupid kid annoyed me to no end and I never liked it.

Yeah, he was a whiny piece of lame arse.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
11-25-2005, 12:30 PM
Any literary piece of work is phenominal to someone with such a low amount of life expierience like her Richard.

Well, of course.

Nice sig, by the way.

Izie
11-25-2005, 12:31 PM
Yeah, he was a whiny piece of lame arse.

Glad you agree :p

the_GoDdEsS
11-25-2005, 12:33 PM
Yes, emo losers are teh suck.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
11-25-2005, 12:34 PM
Yes, emo losers are teh suck.

Heh, "teh suck".

Sin Studly
11-25-2005, 12:35 PM
Also agreed completely.

dain84
11-25-2005, 12:38 PM
I love how the song "Get it Right" pertains to the book.

Izie
11-25-2005, 12:39 PM
Yes, emo losers are teh suck.

"teh gay" fits better :p

Drummerguy123
11-25-2005, 12:46 PM
Wow, seems like you really enjoyed it! I better check this book out, sounds amazing! I've never heard of it, though. JD Salinger, huh? Is he the guy who wrote Lord of The Rings?

JRR Tolkein wrot ord of The Rings. And I have never heard of this other guy becasue I don't read very often.

Izie
11-25-2005, 12:47 PM
JRR Tolkein wrot ord of The Rings. And I have never heard of this other guy becasue I don't read very often.

*pats*

You tried.

Sin Studly
11-25-2005, 12:47 PM
JRR Tolkein wrot ord of The Rings. And I have never heard of this other guy becasue I don't read very often.

Dumbest!!!! FUCK!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

the_GoDdEsS
11-25-2005, 12:49 PM
Hahahaha, so much self-pwnage.

Vera
11-25-2005, 12:50 PM
Oh, and is the book about baseball? The title seems to suggest so!

JoY
11-25-2005, 12:55 PM
holy shit, let me die right now & I've died a happy death. HOLY SHIT. *laughs lungs out*

Human
11-25-2005, 12:57 PM
Oh, and is the book about baseball? The title seems to suggest so!
Haha, no, not at all. It has absolutely nothing to do with baseball. They don't even say the word once in the story. I could tell you why it is called the catcher in the rye but only if you want me to. Otherwise, don't make me waste my time on it.

0r4ng3
11-25-2005, 12:58 PM
Oh, and is the book about baseball? The title seems to suggest so!
No, of course not. It's about bread, obviously!

Human
11-25-2005, 01:00 PM
No, of course not. It's about bread, obviously!
*puts head in hands* man...you guys just need to read the damn book! Yeah, a book about bread surely is marvelous.

JoY
11-25-2005, 01:01 PM
no, the poor man misspelled "eye".

Human
11-25-2005, 01:02 PM
Okay, I can see you guys are definitely acting clueless on purpose....Right?

Vera
11-25-2005, 01:02 PM
No, of course not. It's about bread, obviously!
Shut up, dumbass.

Hey, speaking of novels, I read an awesome historical novel called 1984. It's an analytical look at the 1980's.

dain84
11-25-2005, 01:16 PM
Dumbest!!!! FUCK!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
How is he dumb? Maybe he lives in some country where they haven't heard of JD Salinger.

Conspiracy of One
11-25-2005, 01:19 PM
How is he dumb? Maybe he lives in some country where they haven't heard of JD Salinger.
Or maybe he lives in America and is a moron, and i'm not guessing, i'm stating a fact.

JoY
11-25-2005, 01:25 PM
How is he dumb? Maybe he lives in some country where they haven't heard of JD Salinger.
*shakes head*

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-25-2005, 01:36 PM
How is he dumb? Maybe he lives in some country where they haven't heard of JD Salinger.

It sucks living in England, because I only know British authors. :'(

Patton
11-25-2005, 01:37 PM
Cliffs: Angst angst angst swear curse swear crazy crazy angst swear curse, society sucks and I'm a stupid jerk. The end.

Like most of you little shits here, Holden Caulfield puts the emo in douchemonger.

Human
11-25-2005, 01:40 PM
He didn't seem emo at all. He seemed to look down on everybody...he was just a crazy person...

dain84
11-25-2005, 01:42 PM
*shakes head*
Ok, I didn't see that he lived in America. So he better be 10 or he's an idiot.

Human
11-25-2005, 01:49 PM
He's 16 .

Sin Studly
11-25-2005, 02:17 PM
Cliffs: Angst angst angst swear curse swear crazy crazy angst swear curse, society sucks and I'm a stupid jerk. The end.

Like most of you little shits here, Holden Caulfield puts the emo in douchemonger.

Pure brilliance!

bd007h
11-25-2005, 03:31 PM
Shitty book, didn't like it. At all.

I have to agree with Sin. Not to mention it inspired Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon.

Not Ozymandias
11-25-2005, 05:04 PM
I have to agree with Sin. Not to mention it inspired Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon.
And here I thought insanity had inspired that, I must've missed the "kill a rockstar" subplot.

The book is surprisingly good, I tend to naturally distrust people who dislike it since it usually signifies that they don't remember (or never noticed in the first place) what they were like as kids.

nieh
11-25-2005, 05:15 PM
I remember liking it when I read it for school. It was much better than the book Demian they made us read around the same time.

bd007h
11-25-2005, 05:15 PM
http://www.lennon-chapman.com/

Not Ozymandias
11-25-2005, 05:29 PM
http://www.lemonparty.org

Human
11-25-2005, 05:47 PM
I have to agree with Sin. Not to mention it inspired Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon.
Yes...I know that...that's the whole reason I read it....But that doesn't mean it isnt a good book.

bd007h
11-25-2005, 06:25 PM
http://www.lemonparty.org

do you honestly believe I'm that stupid?

Not Ozymandias
11-25-2005, 06:29 PM
http://www.yes.com (http://www.lemonparty.org)

bd007h
11-25-2005, 06:36 PM
http://www.yes.com (http://www.lemonparty.org)

didn't get me that time either.

Not Ozymandias
11-25-2005, 06:38 PM
The fact that you have to keep telling me this suggests the opposite is true.

bd007h
11-25-2005, 06:40 PM
it may suggest, but it doesn't prove.

DirtyMagical
11-25-2005, 07:51 PM
I believe this is one of the most entertaining threads I've seen in a while.

Not Ozymandias
11-25-2005, 08:26 PM
Lemon-party fan?

Offspring7
11-25-2005, 09:14 PM
I've heard of the book, but I've never read it. What is it really about because I don't want to waste my time reading it when I can read my romance novels. Someone mentioned 1984, I'm extremely excited to get to read that next year for AP English. Isn't that the one by George Orwell? I love discussing/reading books; I'm sorry, I'm a dork, I know.

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-25-2005, 09:15 PM
I've heard of the book, but I've never read it. What is it really about because I don't want to waste my time reading it when I can read my romance novels. Someone mentioned 1984, I'm extremely excited to get to read that next year for AP English. Isn't that the one by George Orwell? I love discussing/reading books; I'm sorry, I'm a dork, I know.

Yeah, it's by George Orwell. Don't wait, get it now. I read it for about the millionth time on holiday, and I loved it just as much as usual.

Got Brave New World, too. That was so-so.

Sin Studly
11-25-2005, 09:56 PM
Dystopia rules hardcore. And I thought Brave New World was better than just so-so, although the whole 'noble savage' concept was kinda stupid. I like having luxuries and not having to think ; fuck all that self-flagellation bullshit.

PS ; Read 'Purfume' by Patrick Sueskind (probably spelt with an umlouted U, but I can't be bothered bringing up the character map)

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-25-2005, 09:57 PM
Dystopia rules hardcore. And I thought Brave New World was better than just so-so, although the whole 'noble savage' concept was kinda stupid. I like having luxuries and not having to think ; fuck all that self-flagellation bullshit.

The idea was brilliant, but the ending was an anticlimax and the Savage was essentially a preaching character. He totally irritated me.

Sin Studly
11-26-2005, 03:12 AM
Agreed 100%, you pretty much articulated my exact opinions better than I could have.

Vera
11-26-2005, 03:29 AM
Speaking of stupid people, this one show had these dumb girls and they were asked questions and this one girl thought Columbus found America in 1942.

Not Ozymandias
11-26-2005, 08:18 AM
PS ; Read 'Purfume' by Patrick Sueskind (probably spelt with an umlouted U, but I can't be bothered bringing up the character map)
Listen to him, it's spectacular.

noodlesfan
11-26-2005, 09:38 AM
im more of a marquis de sadde fan, i loved 120 days of sodom, and to top it off, it was made into an "exploited horror" underground film.

JoY
11-27-2005, 05:27 AM
Ok, I didn't see that he lived in America. So he better be 10 or he's an idiot.
that isn't exactly what I meant. but yeah, that didn't make his post much smarter either.

Bacterium
11-27-2005, 05:38 AM
yeah i've read it and I loved it! and i can't agree with all of you saying Holden is emo and stuff, cause he's really cool; don't you see that even though he finds as good as everything and everyone 'phony' and stupid and such things.. oh I can't tell you, then I would reveal how it ends.. crap.

pretty fly 88
11-27-2005, 09:20 AM
The Catcher In The Rye is a terrible book. Holden is one of the dumbest main characters I have ever known in my life. I think everybody that likes this book
likes it because they're just as pathetic as him.

Bacterium
11-27-2005, 09:39 AM
The Catcher In The Rye is a terrible book. Holden is one of the dumbest main characters I have ever known in my life. I think everybody that likes this book
likes it because they're just as pathetic as him.


Maybe you're right, maybe I'm like him, except for that he ain't pathetic. And he's absolutely not dumb, pessimist though, but not dumb.

Twinkle
12-22-2005, 04:10 PM
Alright, so I had to read this for Honors English and just finished it. Good book? No. Although I could relate to Holden, and the book held my attention, I just did not like the book. Especially the ending. I want to know what happens and it just stops. I don't believe this book was all it was cracked up to be.

Little_Miss_1565
12-22-2005, 05:17 PM
Alright, so I had to read this for Honors English and just finished it. Good book? No. Although I could relate to Holden, and the book held my attention, I just did not like the book. Especially the ending. I want to know what happens and it just stops. I don't believe this book was all it was cracked up to be.

How old are you, out of curiosity? I hated it the first time I read it, but then I went back to it a few years later and loved it.

For Human as well as anyone else who is on the younger side like her, you should check out "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky.

Twinkle
12-22-2005, 06:49 PM
I'm 15 yrs and 7 months. Which means I legally drive in 3 months. Yay.

Sinister
12-22-2005, 06:50 PM
I'm 15 yrs and 7 months. Which means I legally drive in 3 months. Yay.

are you sure it's not five months before you drive ?

Twinkle
12-22-2005, 06:55 PM
hahaha. Actually, 12-3=9, so I'm 15 years and 9 months. Whoa. I totally miscalculated. Damn math.

Sinister
12-22-2005, 06:57 PM
hahaha. Actually, 12-3=9, so I'm 15 years and 9 months. Whoa. I totally miscalculated. Damn math.

*points and laughs*

BREAK
12-27-2005, 02:44 PM
Oh yeah, it TOTALLY sucked, & Huckleberry Finn sucked too. And while we're at it, so did To Kill A Mockingbird & Lord of The Flies.

You guys are a bunch of assholes.

Sunny
12-27-2005, 02:48 PM
^ he speaks the truth.

<3

0r4ng3
12-27-2005, 02:51 PM
So, tell me, what are some good books?

Sunny
12-27-2005, 02:57 PM
MEIN KAMPF!

um, honestly, i believe break was being sarcastic.

0r4ng3
12-27-2005, 02:58 PM
Wow, I feel like a total idiot, I thought he was serious, and I believed him. I didn't read the other posts before his.

Did I mention I feel like a total idiot?

BREAK
12-27-2005, 02:58 PM
I was being sardonic, you butt fungus.

Sunny
12-27-2005, 03:01 PM
i am so stealing that phrase.

0r4ng3
12-27-2005, 03:14 PM
And I'm it's first official victim! I feel so honored.

Human
12-27-2005, 03:14 PM
As you should be.

JohnnyNemesis
12-27-2005, 10:28 PM
Fuck you all, it's the best book ever.

And er, I thought it was pretty obvious what happened at the end, Tiph :P

T-6005
12-27-2005, 10:43 PM
Oh yeah, it TOTALLY sucked, & Huckleberry Finn sucked too. And while we're at it, so did To Kill A Mockingbird & Lord of The Flies.
I still hate Huckleberry Finn. I never saw any worth whatsoever in that book. I much prefer Twain's shorter works.

Betty
12-27-2005, 10:56 PM
It's funny... I had a conversation about this the other day.

I REALLY enjoyed Catcher when I first read it... probably when I was 14 or 15 I think. I read it again in school in grade 10 and enjoyed it just as much. I was at the right stage of my life and I could relate, etc. But even moreso, I thought it was absolutely hilarious. Just the way he talked about things I found to be immensely entertaining. I picked the book up again just a few weeks ago and read the first few chapters, and was just as entertained as I was years ago. The way he says "that just killed me" and similar expressions... it just kills me. I love it. I think it's just my bizarre sense of humour coming out, but that's why I like it, personally.

Anyway, in the conversation I was having, I mentionned Catcher in the Rye, and the person with whom I was conversing was all "EVERYBODY likes that book! Blah blah blah. I'm the only one who thinks it's overrated. Blah blah blah." and I was like "NO, everybody who is anybody intellectual decidedly hates that book and qualifies it as rubbish. It is mainstream. Holden Caulfield is the whiniest protagonist, etc, etc. I am the one who is actually going out on a limb to say, at the age of 21, attempting to maintain any intellectual credibility I might have, that I actually think the book is quite good." Anyway, I think this thread was more ultra-bitchy than entertaining... well I guess still a little entertaining. But really, she's just a kid. Bah.

killer_queen
12-28-2005, 07:51 AM
I can't remember but I guess it was the first book I read in English and I didn't understand it well.

Szandi
08-24-2007, 03:00 PM
My best book!!!

coke_a_holic
08-24-2007, 04:01 PM
I still hate Huckleberry Finn. I never saw any worth whatsoever in that book. I much prefer Twain's shorter works.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's confused as to why it was "the first great American novel." We had to read so much shit praising it in AP English Language that I became infuriated at the thought of praising it.

We had to write an essay that either said that it was a racist book or a non-racist book, and because of all the praise, we were supposed to write about it being non-racist. I picked that it was a horrifyingly derogatory book and got a B+ on the essay. Still got a C in that class, though.

Catcher in the Rye: I loved it, and I find that a lot of the people who hate it don't realize that they are Holden Caulfield.

Szandi
08-24-2007, 04:10 PM
many people hate this book. maybe they don't understand.

DeAtHsTaR
08-24-2007, 05:22 PM
It was a really good book, but not what I expected. Too much hype.

I related to it though. Another book I really loved, one of my favorite books ever, is "It's Kind of a Funny Story" by Ned Vizzinni. I'd suggest it to anyone who has actually had emotional or mental problems.

0r4ng3
08-24-2007, 05:33 PM
Catcher in the Rye: I loved it, and I find that a lot of the people who hate it don't realize that they are Holden Caulfield.
I know what you mean. I remember having to write an essay from the point of view of Holden. I was one of the very few that knew what the hell I was talking about, and everyone else had no clue.

Amiralanal
08-24-2007, 05:35 PM
I dont know if this has been said, but Holden Caulfield is mentionend in The Offspring song ''get it right''

ZagmenO
08-24-2007, 05:37 PM
Green Day has a song I think called "Who wrote Holden Caulfield?" It is on their second album.

nieh
08-24-2007, 05:41 PM
Hey, speaking of novels, I read an awesome historical novel called 1984. It's an analytical look at the 1980's.

I have to agree with Sin. Not to mention it inspired Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon.

And here I thought insanity had inspired that, I must've missed the "kill a rockstar" subplot.

I've heard of the book, but I've never read it. What is it really about because I don't want to waste my time reading it when I can read my romance novels.

I love this thread.

Also, I somewhat recently read both Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. A couple of the short stories didn't seem to really do anything, but the rest was great.

Twinkle
08-24-2007, 06:48 PM
Oh my god. That last post was from me??? I'm actually embarrassed for myself. Oh, dear. Well, I read that book two years ago. I actually enjoyed it. I love books that have symbolism and deeper meaning. Recently, I've enjoyed reading Jane Eyre and 1984. Both classics that deserve to be read again and again. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed 1984. It seemed like a book that I would hate, but it's so interesting. I love it!

JohnnyNemesis
08-24-2007, 10:15 PM
Franny and Zooey is my favorite book of all time. It's an absolute masterpiece.

XYlophonetreeZ
08-24-2007, 10:24 PM
I have to agree with Sin. Not to mention it inspired Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon.


And here I thought insanity had inspired that, I must've missed the "kill a rockstar" subplot.

The book is surprisingly good, I tend to naturally distrust people who dislike it since it usually signifies that they don't remember (or never noticed in the first place) what they were like as kids.


http://www.lennon-chapman.com/


http://www.lemonparty.org


do you honestly believe I'm that stupid?


http://www.yes.com (http://www.lemonparty.org)


didn't get me that time either.


The fact that you have to keep telling me this suggests the opposite is true.
Yeah, this thread is full of roffles.

P.S. I <3 Catcher in the Rye b/c the Offspring referred to it in Get it Right!!!!11

BREAK
08-24-2007, 10:39 PM
Also, I somewhat recently read both Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. A couple of the short stories didn't seem to really do anything, but the rest was great.

Just try to stay away from Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. It sucked!

Not Ozymandias
08-25-2007, 07:33 PM
I have a gay crush on Zooey.

JohnnyNemesis
08-26-2007, 07:12 AM
Me too. He gets my juices flowin'.

killer_queen
08-26-2007, 07:50 AM
Franny and Zooey is my favorite book of all time. It's an absolute masterpiece.
I luv u. I really do.


Oh my god. That last post was from me??? I'm actually embarrassed for myself. Oh, dear. Well, I read that book two years ago. I actually enjoyed it. I love books that have symbolism and deeper meaning. Recently, I've enjoyed reading Jane Eyre and 1984. Both classics that deserve to be read again and again. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed 1984. It seemed like a book that I would hate, but it's so interesting. I love it!
I don't understand why Jane Eyre is considered as a classic. It's one of the stupidest and most boring book I've ever read. Even the trashy romance novels are better than it.

coke_a_holic
08-26-2007, 10:19 AM
Jane Eyre was particularly dull. I also didn't like The Scarlet Letter, though I liked the story idea behind it; I think that Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century writing is just too unintentionally pretentious for me to enjoy. Shakespeare, however, is love. Though the snappy wordplay can drag on if it goes on for long enough.

T-6005
08-26-2007, 12:16 PM
I don't think I've ever read anything more aggravating than Turn of the Screw. I mean, come on.

Twinkle
08-26-2007, 12:18 PM
I don't understand why Jane Eyre is considered as a classic. It's one of the stupidest and most boring book I've ever read. Even the trashy romance novels are better than it.

It is a bit boring, but I think it remains a classic because it gives ugly people hope for love?

the_GoDdEsS
08-26-2007, 12:28 PM
I don't understand why Jane Eyre is considered as a classic. It's one of the stupidest and most boring book I've ever read.

I have to agree with you and Mike there. Austen's books are completely dull and annoying to me.

I don't particularly remember the style of the Scarlet Letter. It was decent but nothing that special. The literature I enjoyed was probably the 19th and 20th centuries with Wilde, Orwell, G.B. Shaw. The old stuff (with the exception of maybe Shakespeare) did not appeal to me so much. Maybe because at that time my English was pretty shitty and I had to read the originals (i.e. Canterburry Tales).

Vera
08-26-2007, 12:36 PM
Ahh old school BBS-ery.

I sort of detest classics, just the idea of them. Sometimes I feel like just knowing the general idea of so many of them is enough, and that you get spoiled for by just being up on culture in general. There's no real need to wade through them unless you're genuinely interested. The whole cult of must-read is something that rubs me off.

Szandi
08-27-2007, 05:02 PM
Franny and Zooey is my favorite book of all time. It's an absolute masterpiece.


I am reading Franny and zooey...

Offspring-Junkie
08-28-2007, 04:54 AM
Do you remember those lines? (I'm too lazy to read the whole thread, if someone already postet this)
Like Holden Caulfield, I tell myself
There‘s got to be a better way
Then I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling
Dream of brighter days

For those who wonder: Get it right-The Offspring

By the way Holden is a loser, the book's not awful, but pretty boring.

Szandi
08-28-2007, 03:42 PM
Do you remember those lines? (I'm too lazy to read the whole thread, if someone already postet this)
Like Holden Caulfield, I tell myself
There‘s got to be a better way
Then I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling
Dream of brighter days

For those who wonder: Get it right-The Offspring

By the way Holden is a loser, the book's not awful, but pretty boring.

Holden such as myself:D
everywhere they send down me, because I'm a loser. I hate rules.