Catcher in the Rye writer's notebook entry
1/19/11 Impressions of The Catcher in the Rye
I have high hopes for this novel, as many (such as my mother) hold it to be one of the greatest books written, and it widely viewed as a classic. So far however, these hopes have yet to be realized. The writing style has a sort of stream of consciousness feel that I don't wholly enjoy. But the author is very funny and witty in the twenty some odd pages I have read. I think it will shape up to be an interesting tale, but I have yet to understand why it is a classic of literature from the little I have experienced of it.