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Holden Caulfield is teen angst bull-crap with a pickax Hes sarcasticnasty and completely unlikeable He also doesnt give a crap He is everyteenager caught between the crapy little games of high school youresupposed to kill yourself if the football team loses or something andthe fear of adulthood going to get an office job and make a lot of moneyThe greatness in Holden Caulfield is that what he has to say is betterthan a million Celestine Prophecies or anything said by JonathanLivingston Seagull save for the squawks after you shoot him or Jesussave for the apocryphal hey Peter I can see your house from here Holden Caulfield says that life sucks everyone is a phony and youll beinevitably disappointed by everyone that you hold in awe If you thinkthat this sounds awful ask yourself one question When was the last timeyou found any joy in watching Barney or the Care Bears It isnt just what he says but the way he says it He goes through lifemaking dead-on observations that completely shoot the kneecaps out fromunder the terminally self-righteous When a successful mortician tells theschool to follow his example and pray when things go bad it is HoldenCaulfield who points out that the guy is praying for more people to dieHes depressed by nuns and annoyed by shallow girlfriends while in loveEven more interesting is the fact that Caulfields general pissed offattitude and his hormones are inextricably linked He practically wants tokill his roommate Stradlatter because Stradlatter might have screwed agirl he desires He guiltily admits to making out with phonies and in amajor confession he confesses to being a virgin He gets the crap beat outof him by a disgruntled pimp after deciding that he doesnt want a to havesex with a prostitute for the silliest of reasonshe just found itdisconcerting to see her take her clothes off without fanfareThe factthat his little brother has just died and that hes being kicked out ofyet another
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