May 26, 2010 @ 09:40 PM

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Fucking phonies
May 26, 2010 @ 09:54 PM

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les miserables was awesome, but i hated candide. Probably because i didn't live in the 1400's so i couldn't pick up on its witty, satirical shit that was relevant at the time. But I did like the whole thing with El Dorado and Pangloss lul.

Everybody read the stranger

Voltaire was an elightenment author...300 years later meng.
May 26, 2010 @ 09:55 PM

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did u just finish reading the book you effing freshmen?
May 26, 2010 @ 10:48 PM

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That book is so fuckin overrated..damn...u guys need to read from authors more eloquent than J.D Salinger...and other than American literature...

To name a few...

Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov-Fyodor Dostoevsky(Russian)
Les Miserables-Victor Hugo (French)
Candide-Voltaire (french)
100 years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombian)
War and Peace-Leo Tolstoy(Russian)

Seriously, I don't think Catcher in The Rye should be read to kids at school. Personally, I thought it was cool at first but that's cuz I didn't know much about authors outside of American literature but now that I do, I realized that the book can't even compare to the novels I mentioned

hes a decent author and hes only written like 4 books. not much to judge off of. imo bukowski blows. seemed like he never has anything new to say besides henry chinaski sucks at finding and sticking to a job, gets drunk often, and fucks dirty women. and why shouldnt catcher in the rye be read by students? i think its a pretty good fit. its not the deepest book in the world yeah but thats the stuff that shouldnt be read by high school students. they can understand and relate to this novel. personally i dont think most high schoolers are ready for rand, huxley, hesse, etc.

although brave new world was material in the ap lit course at my school and siddhartha was in the humanities course (i took humanities and what i just staed really showed in my class)
May 27, 2010 @ 12:25 AM


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lol chang you so nuts b

All I do is smoke weed, blow lines, and listen to MF DOOM. And rap.

May 27, 2010 @ 06:33 PM

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stole this book from my teacher in 8th grade
-prolly read it every 3 weeks(literally)
i can realate to hating the movies and knowing girls i really like and getting pissd wen they fuck with phonies. moving from diff schools.

Not with a bang but a whimper

May 27, 2010 @ 06:59 PM

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Voltaire was an elightenment author...300 years later meng.

my bad, but same shit either way. Couldn't catch the satirizations


May 27, 2010 @ 07:00 PM

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May 27, 2010 @ 07:47 PM

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This is the most overrated piece of literature in pop culture,this book was absolutely boring and no form of linear develoment whatsoever,or in simpler words this shit sucked.
May 27, 2010 @ 09:21 PM

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the great gatsby
May 28, 2010 @ 12:13 AM

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Read it this year, only book I actually enjoyed.
May 28, 2010 @ 04:17 AM

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agreed that it is overrated. i've read much better books way back in high school
May 28, 2010 @ 05:35 AM


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if you're focusing on the "prose" you're completely missing the point

All I do is smoke weed, blow lines, and listen to MF DOOM. And rap.

May 29, 2010 @ 02:35 AM

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There's a bunch of deep shit in the book that seems to be being overlooked...
May 29, 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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The book is great because it is so relatable. Especially, reading it as a freshman in HS when all of the girls youve know since 2nd grade start fucking phonies, and you start feeling that feeling that your youth is almost over. The metaphor about being the catcher in the rye is so dope too. i still feel like a catcher in the rye trying to keep underclassman bitches from being corrupted.

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