You are officially almost as dizzy and confused as I am while reading Catcher in the Rye. I don’t really have a strong opinion as in I don’t loathe it but neither do I adore it, I’m just indifferent to it. It is, however, confusing me because I don’t understand why Holden does some of the things he does and he will often barely explain something and then say something like “Well, I don’t know how to explain it but that’s it.” or “You know what I mean.” and he is very vague and it makes you feel a little crazy sometimes. I am really hoping that the book ends with everything making sense and I understand why the author decided to write this book this way because otherwise it would just be a waste of time that I can be spending on studying for my finals.
Beyond that, Catcher in the Rye doesn’t seem all that special to me and my friends either love it or hate it and some even think it has funny parts, which are completely invisible to me. You know that feeling you get when you’re doing something and you can tell that it’s going to be something magical or make sense in the end and make you happy that you did it, well, I almost feel that way about this book but I’m trying to expect the worst and hope for the best so that I’m not angry or disappointed when it ends and I’m left there wondering what the point of all that was.
To show you how incredibly lax and seemingly useless the story is, Holden failed at a private high school or some sort, for the nth time, and he is trying to avoid his parents during his Christmas Break until they get the letter that he failed so that he doesn’t have to tell them himself. However, Holden hasn’t even gotten home yet and I only have 40 more pages in the book. I hope I get a happy surprise and if not then I really hope it brings joy or deep thought to others because it sure isn’t doing that for me, and that’s okay because I have other books that are special to me.
Now that I have thoroughly made you dizzy, told you a brief synopsis of Catcher in the Rye without giving anything away, and giving you my perspective on reading it, I hope you go do something that gives you a happy surprise or something to the affect that my books have on me, “You know?” hahahahaha.
Have a good day everybody.
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