J.D. Salinger died this week, so last night I decided to read Catcher in the Rye, which I've been meaning to read for a while now. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I ended up really liking it. People criticize the book because Holden Caulfield is unlikable, but to me that seemed to be the point. He is a completely self-involved, cynical, sexist, judgmental, and miserable guy. But he's also relatable. Maybe not everyone has the same problems as Holden, but I think we can all relate to the feeling of disenchantment with the world that leads us to also sometimes be cynical, judgmental, and self-involved.