Thursday, July 26, 2007

The catcher in the rye

I dunno if most people have heard about this book..its been a very controversial book at the time it was released..written by J.D.Salinger..i still dont understand why the author wrote what he wrote..but still i loved the book..couldn't put it down once i started though not much made sense to me..but just putting some quotes here i loved..

“You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out over phoney stuff in the movies, and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart.”

"If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody. "

"If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn't rub out even half the "Fuck you" signs in the world. It's impossible."

"I'm always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though"
"I don't even know what I was running for - I guess I just felt like it. "

"I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible. "

"People never notice anything."

"It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to."--and I think thats what the author did..:D

PS:its finally raining here..yaayyyyyyyyy...mmmmuaaaahhh mumbai:)


wdp said...

I wish to read this book someday. :)

Damanpreet singh said...

Amazing book..Finally a book in which in which the protagonist is a normal human being...

I am confused about the ending..Some people say that holden landed in mental asylum ..Salinger didnt mention it clearly...

There is a fact that salinger wanted to play a role of holden in the movie about the book....But it never happened and neither did the movie ever happened...

By the way this book has inspired lot of murderers ...But a really different book...

Wish it rained at my place too :(