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I found the Catcher In The Rye to be one of the best books Ive ever read I found it more interesting than books such as The Crucible Great Gatsby and even Ben Franklins Autobiography Writer Jerome David Salinger has peiced together a great novel In New York City 1919 Salinger was born With his father Sol being a food importer and having an average mother Miriam noone knows where he attained his natural love for theatre Growing up with his sister Doris he attended public school in Manhattan Having average grades with Arithmic being his worst subject Apparently being rumored to be a quiet polite boy nicknamed Sonny At 15 he attended Valley Forge Military Academy then shortly attended New York University In 1942 he was drafted into the Army Finally in 1953 he met Claire Douglas Two years later in 1955 he married her After having 2 children he unfortunatley withdrew more and more from society But his career was not wasted In this book Salinger shows just how creative a writer he really was From the opening of the book where an old and withered Holden Caulfield begins with a distant flashback from a rest home to his days in Pencey Prep a boys school in Pennsylvania to the end where an obviously senile Holden back at the rest home claims he will be able to leave soon and that he will go back to school next September I found the ending to be anti-climactic but it was still pretty humorus The overall book seems to be more of a confession than a story but it provides an entertaining change The grizzled Holden spills his guts to a psychoanylist revealing an entertaining plot to an entertaining book One of the most important angles in the story is that the narrator is in an awkward psychlogical state Also there seem to be a few discrepancies in the
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