Well, last month’s poll ended in a tie between The Catcher in the Rye and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Sooooo…I had to get creative in determining what was going to be my “tie breaker” for both this time, and any other time into the “fiction foreseeable” future — sorry I know that was bad, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to use that one. All kidding aside, what I decided on was to let my three other reviewers cast the final vote on any ties. Which makes the victor for this month… (Drum roll please) …. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger! Honestly, I was hoping for a story with a bit more adventure myself, but it’s about time I finally knock this classic off my bucket-list.
|Title:||The Catcher in the Rye|
|Publication Date:||July 16th 1951|
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Although most people read this book in high school as required reading, I did not; so here we are! I’ve heard from our own Treavor G. and many others that this book changes over time. That is to say, as a person’s life progresses, the book can take on varying and ever-changing degrees of enjoyability and relatability. For me this is true of most books, but maybe we will find that this book has that element in more abundance. Frankly, I haven’t heard much about this book, but after 1984 last month, I’m just hoping for a decent story. I’ve been told enough to know that this book isn’t crazy and action packed, but if it has characters that I can get invested in and a good pace, I’ll be happy.