bonovox66 wrote:I love this book. I use to read it every year around Christmas time. The visual imagery in this book is untouched by any other. I can almost smell Rockerfeller Center. I know its not a Christmas-y book, but for some strange reason it makes me think of Christmas.
I think a lot of young people can relate to Holden, just as a lot of young people can relate to Vonnegut's works. When you grow up, you begin to see the contradiction that is Holden. He was a man that hated phonies, but in many ways was one himself. He was his own worse enemy.
As for the psycho assasins, I just don't think they got the point. Holden was only truly himself when it came to his sister. He had a deep love for family, and secretly just wanted to be at peace. He was tired of all the stupid teenage angst stuff. Even though he himself was full of angst.
I think I'm just babbling now....
But yeah, love this book.
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