Originally posted by sextonfurnival
the thing about catcher in the rye is that when it came out, it was a groundbreaking work. for the first time, a writer tried to portray an anti-pa-cute, anti-heroic teenager, without much of the good guy pretentions of other authors.
plus, the way he used the language - salinger used a very realistic speaking tone, people today can still read the book without much difficulty. and catcher was one of the first books to include swearing in its dialogues.
[of course, by today's standards, it's already tame. heck, evrybody and their mother says s**t
all the time these days, it's no longer swearing.]
there. hope that pseudo-inteelectual rambling did something.
[who is a big salinger fan. see that goldfish? it's a secret.
so don't mind me much.