I started reading The Catcher in the Rye. I’m in a mini-book club, and when I say mini, it’s super duper mini. There is me and then one other person, who is a really close friend of mine.
The book has been interesting thus far… to say the least.
Here are a few thoughts…
The narrator, whose name is apparently Holden Caulfield, does have a sense of humor. He’s sarcastic, for sure. But he is also funny. I think that is what keeps me turning pages.
For example, he writes a note to his professor on his exam: “That is all I know about the Egyptians. I can’t seem to get very interested in them although your lectures are very interesting. It is all right with me if you flunk me though as I am flunking everything else except English anyway” (12). The narrator’s tone has been so lax…
View original post 487 more words
In case you’re interested, George Eliot was actually a woman who took a man’s “pen name” in order for her work to be taken seriously.