Catcher in the Rye is about some phony named Holden Caulfield. He goes around talking to kids and trying to give girls the time. That kills me. And he always talks about his dead brother and how great his goddam sister is and all. I think he's some big phony. He's always talking about how annoying everyone else is and how he wants to save kids and run away to live in the goddam woods, but he does the same thing everyone else does. I get quite a bang out of that. He'll probably be the kind of guy who always talks about how many miles he gets in his goddam car. What a phony. He's probably flitty. I mean he can never get really sexy with a girl. You know, really sexy. I can be very sexy sometimes. Women kill me. Anyway, he really drove me crazy while I was reading all about him, but after a while I started to miss him. You know, how when you have to shoot the crap with some phony about how they want to run off and live in the woods, but then you don't see them for a few weeks and you start to think what a nice guy they are. You probably don't understand. You're probably the kind of guy who posts stuff you think is funny on some phony website. Like that Oscar Wilde phony. That kills me. It really does. Reminds me of a phony I once knew, some mac who just came up with fake quotations nobody really give a damn about. It was a sad occurence though, it really was. You know the part that really got me. The part that sometimes he was actually funny. Stuff like that always kills me. It really does.
by tridentseclipse November 26, 2007
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If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is how many pages it is and what year it was written, and all that pointless kind of crap, but that stuff bores me, if you want to know the truth.

The Catcher in the Rye is a classic novel narrated by Holden Caulfield, a depressed and lonely teenager who shuns the world of adults and all its phoniness, and dreams of catching children from falling off a cliff. Holden has a very cynical outlook on other people and is constantly wondering if there exists a place in which he can truly feel a part of. Practically the only person in the entire novel that he is able to communicate with is his little sister, Phoebe. He had a younger brother named Allie who died of leukemia a few years prior to the narration who he thinks the world of. Its obvious that his mental state and overall outlook on life has been largely shaped by his brother's death.

This novel is so deep and realistic that I lack the ability to properly do it justice. When you finish reading this masterpiece you'll wish that old Salinger was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up whenever you like. It's one of the few things that I can think of that I get a big kick out of. People who don't like this book depress the hell out of me. They really do.
Human- The Catcher in the Rye is a masterpiece! I have never in all of my life been able to relate so much to a literary character as I did with Holden Caulfield! He is my hero!
Phony- Are you serious?! That book is so lame. It's just about a whiny, emo kid!
by Spencer Caulfield March 15, 2011
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The best book ever.
Cynical, witty, classic.
Any open-minded individual can relate to Holden in their past or in their own life as of now.
An absolute masterpiece.
by Schmuck December 10, 2003
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Catcher in the rye is about a kid named Holden Cualfield going through life over a few days period.
It was banned by many high schools, and is probaly proclaimed the most banned book in the last century...
It's full of refernces to "Sex", lot's of swearing, and a few refernces to "Drugs", and full of "Alchohal"

Quote from Catcher in the Rye---
"'You know what I'd like to be? I mean if it'd be my goddamn choice'"?
'What? stop swearing.'
'You know that song, "if I body catch a body comin' through the rye? I'd like -'
'It's "If a body meet a body coming through the rye"!' old Phoebe said 'It's a poem. By Robert Burns.'
'I know it's a poem by Robert Burns."
She was right, though. It is "If a body meet a body coming through the rye." I didn't know it then, though.
"I thought it was "If a body meet a body,"' I said 'Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're runni ng and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the CATCHER IN THE RYE and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy."
Old Phoebe didn't say anything for a long time."
by Private June 1, 2004
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An amzingly written book.

its overlooked by most people because its a "school book"
I dont like reading it in school beacause my teachers read way into all the meanings and symbolism and crap.
I loved "The Catcher in the Rye" when i read it on my own, but now that my teachers RUINED it for me, i kinda try to avoid it.
by LGxFuadxXx September 29, 2006
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One of the great American novels. Fascinating, stream of consiousness style by the famouse recluse author J.D. Salinger. Any adolescent who reads this book should beable to relate to the narrator, Holden Caulfield. He struggles with alienation, nihilism, and disillusionment with the modern, post-industrial captitalist state.
Catcher In The Rye is the only good book I ever read in highschool.
by Sean J June 25, 2005
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a really great book that most people find disturbing just because it has too many curses and sex and stuff. but these haters are all really idiots and hypocites who act like they never said a curse or thought about sex in their whole life.
Guy #1: Hey do u like the Catcher in the Rye?
Guy #2: F*ck no
#1: Why?
#2: That guy curses alot.
by dacoolgurl15 November 6, 2005
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