View Poll Results: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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    3 12.50%
  • **Didn't like it much

    2 8.33%
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    5 20.83%
  • ****It is a good read

    9 37.50%
  • *****Like it very much. would strongly recommend it.

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    I'm an american who lives in England. I live in a city called Bracknell. It's a disgusting city full of disgusting people. Back in the US, I live in a little redneck town called New Market, VA. And lemme tell ya, average joe New Market could out grammer average joe Bracknell with in his sleep. People here are illiterate.
    ...Also baby duck hat would be good for parties.

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    oh my god
    dead on the inside, i've got nothing to prove
    keep me alive and give me something to lose

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    All around... you have my sympathies.



    Originally posted by IWilKikU
    I'm an american who lives in England. I live in a city called Bracknell. It's a disgusting city full of disgusting people. Back in the US, I live in a little redneck town called New Market, VA. And lemme tell ya, average joe New Market could out grammer average joe Bracknell with in his sleep. People here are illiterate.

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    I live in England and there are many plebs here.

    Part of the problem is the dumbing down of society which is encouraged by our dear leader Phony Blair.

    Most plebs only read The Sun newspaper or if they are feeling adventurous, Heat magazine.

    Don't get the wrong impression - I'm not feeling superior because I read - I just get angry at how people get fed crap and accept it.

    I should add that where America leads, we follow - culturally as well as militarily.

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    Whereabouts do you live Dick?
    ...Also baby duck hat would be good for parties.

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    Beautiful South London.....

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    As a 16-year-old, I object. I have, like, a big vocabulary, dude!

    By the way... Catcher in the Rye is a wonderful and inspiring book.

    While the writing style may grow tiresome for some people, I believe it adds to the tone, as well as defining the style of the writing. It helps create the image of a teenager who doesn't give a **** about tradition or conformity. In fact, he hates all the phoniness around him. All the high-horsed freaks who talk like Harding from One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest display phoniness in their language whereas Holden shows that we needn't use words no one understands to appear smart.

    Oh... P.S. I love his ideas on Phoniness... it REALLY IS all around us.
    Told by a fool, signifying nothing.

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    Koa, I love your signature.

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    I KNOW that your average sixteen year old's vocabulary and grammer's got to be better than that. Aside from that, Holden was supposed to be 17 when he wrote it, recounting things that happened when he was 16. And I'm definately sticking up for British spelling ability. Just cause I love that country.
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    I once saw on tv a debate about which book better represented the voice of American rebellious youth - Catcher in the Rye or On the Road. Just wondering what you think about that.
    "Success means death of the intellect and the imagination."
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    Dick Diver, do you know any really good used book stores anywhere near central London? Or at least near an underground stop? If so can you give me directions? I'll probably get into London at least once more before I go home for the holidays.
    ...Also baby duck hat would be good for parties.

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    Charing Cross Road is lined with used book shops. Also outside the National Film Theatre on the South Bank there are open air book stalls where you can just walk around and browse away to your hearts content.
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    Thanks Johnny
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    I can only concur with johnnyb7 - I'm so poor at the moment, it's either the library or shoplifting.

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    Sorry...I can't help it...I believe it's 'grammar', not 'grammer'...

    I'm almost sure cos in my mind English words are listed using Italian reading rules...therefore I know how I'd read them if I didn't know English... therefore I remember how to spell them.

    I've noticed how many little spelling mistakes English speakers do, because of the irregularity of the English spelling rules... At first I was shocked, then I realised how it works in their mind and noticed how easy it is to get it wrong

    *throws fireworks to wake people up after this speech*

    Hey about Holden...I once lent the book to a friend of mine, he read it all (quite rare for him), and liked it...and he's still wondering where the hell the ducks go when the lake is frozen (or whatever that question was )
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