Name: lkdsjf
Sent: 5.40 PM - sun 28 nov 2004


"A Thorough Reading?!"


I'm the one that's WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
I should have read the whole page first.

Name: lkdsfj
Sent: 5.28 PM - sun 28 nov 2004

"Later he has an argument with a prostitute and her pimp about the impending dollar crisis."

"However, he has to leave rather suddenly because the spaghetti served by Mrs Antolini have a devastating effect on his stomach."


Did you even read the book?

Name: Graham
Hometown: Brussels
Sent: 9.49 PM - sun 31 oct 2004

I have an infuriating habit of 'catching things' - kicking bits of the house with my shoes, or picking up coathangers with something 'caught' on the end. It got to the point where I would mutter to myself "He-ho, here goes the Catcher in the Rye again", to the point that I decided, intruiged at the notion, to go and actually read the novel, 25 years or so after it'd been recommended to me at school (a recommendation I'd not hitherto followed). I was to gaze with stunned awe at the pages of my Penguin edition at how many parallels I saw between HC and myself and devoured the novel in a few days. I had been aware of 'controversy' surrounding the book, and so started scouring the Net for further leads, and came upon your site: it has elucidated and explained a great deal, and I thank you. I had never thought that one, relatively short, novel could generate so much dialogue.

Name: 967
Sent: 8.36 PM - fri 29 oct 2004

C'est un site très bien, très beau, que j'ai adoré parmi d'autres, et à qui j'y garde une grande attention. C'est vraiment un site génial !

Name: Ujwala
Hometown: Mysore, Karnataka, India
Sent: 10.59 AM - thu 23 sep 2004

i enjoy reading and music.


Name: lloyd
City: scottsdale
Age (you now, basically): 16
Sent: Sat November 27 2004 09:39 PM

hey its pencey prep not fencey

Name: Flilke
City: Aachen
Age (you now, basically): 40 (all together)
Sent: Fri November 12 2004 12:16 AM

Many greetings from "Oche" like the natives call it. They claim this city to be the rainiest place in Germany, but we know better (who ever has been to Rheine can refuse it). As you can see, studies keep us awake all night long. We just wanted to say hello, so we do: hello! Goodbye & good buy, Florian and Hilke [We hope not to depress you by showing only rudimentary remains of what you tried to teach us (English).]

Name: Xavvi
City: phoenix, az, usa
: 21
Sent: Wed September 01 2004 06:54 PM

I'm glad to see a website so in depth that is devoted to such a wonderful book. Before the advent of the internet, I thought I was the only person in the whole world who had read this book, and had no one to share it with (the youth of today read nothing..) but now I see so very many people love this book like I do. It kills me, I swear it does.

Name: Andy
Sent: Sun July 18 2004 07:28 PM

Thanks for the great site! -Andy

Name: BeRciK
Sent: Sun June 27 2004 12:11 AM

Nice nice... Cool WEBsite. Good luck:>

Name: Genna
City: Brighton, UK
: 18
Sent: Thu June 24 2004 03:41 PM

Im so glad that people appreciate this novel as much as i, being an 18 year old, can really relate to Holden. How accurate Salinger is at expressing Holden's genuine confusion

Name: Nigel Wells
: 53
Sent: Wed May 12 2004 07:46 PM

I believe you need a balanced set of views for your appreciation of Catcher. I did not enjoy it, and felt it was inconsistent. I could not buy into any of the characters. I did feel that some of the characterisations had some colour and validity, which was its only redeeming feature. Just because someone is not a fan, I can't see how it makes them a moron. Judge not, lest ye be judged! Not that I'm a fan of the bible either, I think it's a load of bollocks. Nevetheless, it's a lot more readable than Catcher.

Name: Jahayry
City: San Jose, CA
: 19
Sent: Sun April 25 2004 08:31 PM

I just finished writting my Research Paper on "The Catcher in the Rye" Your sight helped me with my oral presentaion for that, thank you very much.

Name: Laura
: 16
Sent: Wed April 14 2004 08:39 PM

This is a great site, keep up the good work! I wish i could've used it as a source for a paper I'm writing...

Sent: Fri April 02 2004 11:20 AM

what information is there that Holden is straight?

Name: mike
: 15
Sent: Sat March 13 2004 07:03 PM

i just read catcher in the rye, and i need 6 songs to relate to scenes in the book, help me out please?

Name: marie
City: oslo
: 22
Sent: Thu February 19 2004 10:51 AM

Good information...It's cool that they don't translates the book to norwegian!!! Bedre å lese på engelsk enn norsk

Name: Scott
City: Monteral, Canada
: 16
Sent: Sun February 08 2004 05:35 PM

One of the most infomative catcher sites out there. Good Job

Name: Nikki
City: CA
Sent: Wed February 04 2004 10:27 PM

Awesome site! I will tell all of my friends :).

Name: Shannon
City: Evanston, IL
: 35
Sent: Thu January 22 2004 05:26 PM

I am a graduate student in education. I have spent hours researching the www. trying to get some ideas for a unit lesson plan I have to develop for CR. They were annoyingly boring and over simplified (as if teenagers are idiots)....that is, until I found your website!! Thank you! A soon-to-be high school English teacher

Name: Bianca
City: Spelle
: 17
Sent: Sat January 17 2004 06:05 PM

Na sowas!! Paul Simon zitieren, aber ihn nicht unter "good music" auflisten!! Da stimmt was nicht! LG Bianca

Name: Julie
City: Stadthagen, Germany
: like almost 18
Sent: Sat December 27 2003 03:01 PM

Yo guys, sup? I likr that page its cool we are reading the catcher at school right now (in english) and i got a question. Does anybody know something about Holden´s attitude towards girld and sex? I gotta write a paper on this but i ain`t got enough ideas and facts bout Holden and his attitude. Maybe someone wants to help me out! I´d really apreciate that a lot! Please mail me! Julie

Name: Attila
City: SP - Brazil
: 17
Sent: Sat November 29 2003 05:45 PM

Your home page is really fantastic, I've been visiting it for a long time and as a fan of CR and its "anti-hero" Holden, I can say this is an honorable page. I don't remember now, but I got a high number of correct answers in your quiz about CR... hey, any updates, please notice me by e-mail ok?? Thanks for your good work! [ ]'s

Name: Cassy
City: Canada
: 17
Sent: Fri November 21 2003 06:44 PM

You had me terrified when I read your "summary"- I thought you were completely mad. I was relieved after I'd surfed down the whole page and found your confession to making it up. Good, informative page :)

Name: Renee
City: Amsterdam
: 37
Sent: Mon October 13 2003 05:47 PM

I'm very glad to visit your page I didn't read the book yet but my whole life I'm occupied by compulsion of a psycho-way and I will read the book tomorrow if it's available (and it is not for a while now)

Name: aimee
Sent: Tue September 23 2003 12:56 PM

Just saw the Forrester message - YES! I heard that it is loosely based on Salinger! I use it and the kids love it!

Name: aimee
City: minooka
: 28 - basically
Sent: Tue September 23 2003 12:55 PM

Any info on Nine Stories or even specifically "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" would be soosoo appreciated! I am trying to bring in more for the kids I teach the catcher to. They (many) don't accept it - trying to make it interesting without making "light" or gossip of it. I read it banned in HS on my own - became my favorite book - it breaks my heart to hear them disregard it now! I also love the music thing you have - that always helps!! Thanks for the cite!

Name: dana
: 18
Sent: Sun September 14 2003 09:51 AM

you have a great page i think that even Holden would like it!keep up the good work!bye

Sent: Sun September 14 2003 04:52 AM

Quite a cool page, i have to admit!!!

Name: Meredith
Sent: Mon September 08 2003 04:30 PM

Another movie that has a strange connection with CR is Finding Forrester. Forrester's life is similar to Salinger's. I recommend that movie if you haven't seen it.

Name: faryaane
City: Iran/Sari
: 16
Sent: Sat September 06 2003 07:40 AM

Your site is great!where is Holden now?;)

Name: Dan Murphy
City: England
: 18
Sent: Tue August 26 2003 05:50 PM

Was recommended it by a friend of mine and finished it within the day Your site is fabulous and a credit to the catcher in the rye Dan

Name: Lidia
City: Krakow, Poland
: 23
Sent: Wed August 13 2003 04:26 PM

Excellent job! It's so nice to find such marvellous sources of information about literature; there's a lot of trash, but this one is a real jewel. Thx!

Name: Ulrich Kösters
City: Dortmund (Spelle)
: 24
Sent: Sun August 10 2003 04:24 AM

My dear old teacher, what a pleasur for me to find this website. Probably you are not remembering me... but I do remember the time, when you gave me the first insights in the English language. I think this website is a great idea and very helpful for your students - although I have to admit that I don't like the book at all. Perhaps I should try to read it again... I take this chance and thank you for being such a good English teacher. All these guys from from Australia, UK, USA in the guestbook... they have never seen you performing in class, but I did and I remember it vividly. Do you still give english nicknames to your youngest pupils? Mine was Allen, I never forgot. I remember many little moments and I really learned a lot, which was in fact useful for me, because I studied for a semester in Buffalo. Back in class you would proabably try to correct my definitely non-BBC-like upstate New York accent, but at least I was able to take senior classes there... which was only possible because you taught me the basics... A long talk for an easy word: Thank you!

Name: rebecca
City: australia
: 16
Sent: Tue August 05 2003 02:24 AM

this book is so very true and relates to teenagers of even todays world. It is a book that you must really want to read but it relays a good message. The points in Holdens life even written 50 years ago are still highly relevant to todays youth.

Name: micky
: 21
Sent: Thu July 31 2003 10:57 AM

GREAT JOB! it is awesome what you have here. we have to do this project on the book and i found your website and think it is very very amazing. thank you!

Name: Pablo
City: uk
: 29
Sent: Thu July 17 2003 02:37 PM

Shame that 50 years on the world has more phonies than ever, hope Holden wouldn't think of me as one of them...or is that just being phony? The older the (literary) world gets, the more important this novel becomes. Make your kids read it.

Name: Wendy
: 16
Sent: Sun June 22 2003 07:07 AM

this is the best book i have ever read. heard a lot about it, but when i finally read it..i was blown away...the film american beauty..if u like this book, i recommend that film

Name: Stradlater
Sent: Tue June 17 2003 10:39 PM

Gee - some website, Holden!

Name: andrea
City: vancouver (canada)
: 17
Sent: Mon May 19 2003 10:06 PM

I recently finished Catcher in the Rye and thought it was an excellent book. I thought this site was excellent as I needed info to conclude my essay on Holden's character development. Keep up the good work!

Name: Bernie
Sent: Sun May 18 2003 01:53 PM

Dee, This is one of the nicest compliments I've ever got regarding my website - thanks so much! I would have sent you a personal email but you didn't give your address... take care...

Name: Dee
City: Israel & Canada
: 24
Sent: Sun May 18 2003 04:22 AM

Your site is fantastic, the problem is that I've been doing a lot of work related to CR and I always visit your site before I get started and I can never get myself to start working because I can't drag myself away from your site!!!!!

Name: liz
Sent: Sat May 17 2003 06:57 PM

if any one has any good songs that can relate to the book that would be great.

Name: Brooke
: 16
Sent: Tue May 06 2003 09:16 PM

Maya and Jessica...It's a joke summary. Next time read the whole page, not just the summary. Geez.

Name: Maya
: 16
Sent: Tue May 06 2003 08:32 AM

I'm sorry, but I do not recognize anything from your summary. It's totally different from the book. You must have read another book, or did not read the book at all!

Name: Jessica
City: Nashville, TN
: 18
Sent: Sun April 27 2003 11:59 AM

Did you even read the same book I did? Well if you did you must have not been concentrating hard enough on the main themes of the novel and barely scratching the surface. Catcher in the Rye is not about an annoying and complaining teenager, but about a boy who has lost his innocence when his brother Allie dies. He refuses to accept this loss which is why he behaves in the manner in which he does. The other main theme of the novel is the protection of innocence which explains his closeness to his sister Phoebe. SHe is still young nad innocent which makes her appeal to him more than those "phony" adults. Just to let you know Holden did not write obsentities on the wall at Phoebe's school, he was trying to erase them, because again he was trying to protect them. Did you even read the chapter that explained why Salinger chose that title. ONe last thing, you really need to explain mnore about how the carosel scene with Phoebe is the turning point of the novel, but who knows you might mess that up too. YOu probably wouldn't get the symbolism behind it. I just thought you should know what the book was really about before you give more bad information to vulnerable kids who don't want to think for themselves.

Name: Shelly
City: Palmetto
: 16
Sent: Mon April 21 2003 02:09 PM

The Catcher in the Rye is a very good book! even though it was challenged and banned in some schools it was a good book!

Name: Brooke
: 17
Sent: Thu April 17 2003 07:53 PM

Lovely site. Really nice extensive insight into such a great novel; helped with project on book (listed in bibliography, of course ^_^). Haven't seen a more indepth site about CR anywhere else, and I doubt I will.

Name: Merry
: 17
Sent: Thu April 03 2003 12:41 AM

I like this site, but there were sooo many mistakes in the summary. Did you do it on purpose or something? If not, then I suggest you take a closer look at the book perhaps..

Name: Ashley
City: T Dot O
: 18
Sent: Wed March 19 2003 04:02 PM

I read the catcher in the rye and i thought it was pretty good but....... ok, my english teacher gave me this assignment and i need help. Its a group project but neways we have to write about this: The universality of the main theme each individual has the right to grow up and not be overly protected and try to grasp the total reality, which includes ugliness of life. So if nebody has any opinions/comments on that than can u help me out please *thanx:D*

Name: GorgeousGangstaGyal
City: T.O.
: 14
Sent: Sat March 15 2003 03:43 PM

Ay yo i jus finished readin tha catcher in tha rye....iz a pretty iLLiN novel....up here in canada we does study it in high skoo or we use tah at least...anywayz i thought iz was pretty coo.... eZay!!!!!

Sent: Sun March 02 2003 01:18 AM

what are grools from Seattle?

Name: helen
City: jersey,uk
: 17
Sent: Mon February 17 2003 03:06 AM

i couldn't find the ducks???!!!!??

Name: Jana
Sent: Mon January 27 2003 09:19 AM

Sorry for the mistakes I made - how embarrasing is this?

Name: Jana
City: Berlin
: 20
Sent: Mon January 27 2003 09:18 AM

Hi Bernd, first of all it's good that I'm writing u in English, so I don't have to decide wether to say DU or SIE to you. I just wanted to tell u that u created one of the best pages i have ever seen (no kidding) I wrote my advanced English "Abiturklausur" today and ur page really helped. I was so much concentrating on the Cather the past days I didn't even have a look on Hemmingway's "Farewell To Arms", which was the other topic we could have written about. Anyways I wrote my last "Klausur" today and I'm done - I'm on winter break now. Gosh, I deserve it. The last thing I wanted to tell u was my Abitur task. Thought u might be interested in it my English teacher gave us a poem by Robert Frost NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. I don't remember the task word my word but we were asked to show the poems relevance (???) to the catcher-ideal and say what we think about the catcher dream. U really helped w/out knowing it thank u so much. Would be nice if I would hear from u. So long, Jana

Name: Shepard
Sent: Fri January 24 2003 01:16 AM

The release date of the supposed novella 'Hapworth' has fallen through. It was suppose to be the first new work in... I forget how many years. I'm surprised by how many people were disappointed since bootlegs of all of Salinger's stories are widely available. I just thought I'd offer my e-text copy to anyone that might have put their bid in at Amazon only to be let down. I say screw the old fart, if you want to read it just e-mail me at

Name: JMC
City: Vienna
: 16
Sent: Fri January 10 2003 08:33 AM

So, you think you are a great Salinger fan? The half of your summary is false and just s**t!You should make a second try, now i've a five in english, just because i trust silly people like you.

Name: James
City: Calgary, AB
: 27
Sent: Mon January 06 2003 10:14 PM

Your website is simply a fantastic example of what information on the web should represent. Nothing necessarily flashy, nothing so "textbook" that you can find the same thing written everywhere else, but rather a free posting of of an admirably comprehensive collection of facts, allusions, coincidences, and perceptions that give due credit to the subject matter. Why such a novel would be banned anywhere; how it could somehow not find its way into the hands of a teen is just beyond me. I could have used this when I was 15, I really could have.

Name: Adriana
City: Police (Poland)
Sent: Thu December 26 2002 10:06 AM

i've read the book the catcher in the rye two times in my national language and all i can say , is a great great book . I don't know if the polish translation is perfect but i will check it in the near future. Holden is right , most of people and things are phoney, all about money and material values P.S. the site is well prepared, very good

Name: miri
City: near leipzig/germany
: 15
Sent: Thu December 26 2002 03:32 AM

the catcher in the rye is the greatest book that i ever read and j.d. salinger is one of the best autors that i know. i have have read this book many times and i love it more and more. my dad has given me the book and i thought that it must be sooo boring and then i can't stop read it!!!!you must think about the book and then u see that holden is a ordinary teen like u!! this site is very good!!! thnx..... miriiiii

Name: Christy
City: BC Canada
: 30
Sent: Mon December 23 2002 04:54 PM

Enjoyed your site, especially the part about "the sum of all parts equals...blah blah blah). What I'd like to know is, how many times is the word "gorgeous" used in the novel, hmmm? Too tall an order? I'll be checking soon! Till then, *Cheers!*

Name: Nats Forster
City: Essex England
: 23
Sent: Sat December 07 2002 04:09 PM

Can't believe there are loads more people out there who are so into this book. If I want to find out who I am going to like in a big room of people, I jist say: " Hands up who has read 'Catcher in the Rye' " There is usually someone who has read it, sao I go over and chat to them. Nat x

Name: Mascha Gebhart
: 16
Sent: Sat November 30 2002 08:34 AM

Hello. I`m just reading "The catcher in the rye" in school in Germany and I only want to say it`s a great book.

Name: Miss. Jane Gallagher
City: San Diego (the ghetto)
: 16
Sent: Thu November 21 2002 05:03 PM

First of all im going to be serios(for once in my life) I am in-love with this book! It was so funny and easy to relate to, When I first picked up the book I noticed that it had no pre-face and no summmary on the back ( I used to do My book reports using that thing) So I HAD to read it to see what the hell it was about...Im soo glad I gave it a chance...This book even starts out crazy! Now I think I look at life didderant...I even made my friends read it...Well I just wanted to say thanks, no kidding-thanks to the brilliant author J.D. Salinger....Im sooo sick of reading these crappy books my school makes us read off of a crappy list of so-called "Good, Books" Okay im out!

Name: Jessie macias
: 18 female hollywood
Sent: Thu November 21 2002 02:02 PM

This was just one of the greatest books,no the greatest book i have read i can so realate to holden its actually kinda scary that he reminds me so much of my self.

Name: George Linton-Salmon
: 41
Sent: Mon November 18 2002 05:01 PM

If ever there was a blue print of what the perfect novel should resemble, The Catcher In The Rye is that Novel.

Sent: Sun November 17 2002 12:49 PM

hey, wots up with the summary of the plot???? why is all twisted it suppose to be funny...or wot?

Name: westlife
City: ireland
: act like 5 year olds
Sent: Fri November 08 2002 05:14 AM

we cant sing and most of all we can not dance but we loved the book. thank god we had time to read it because our music is so rubbish, no one is buying our records so we are never gonna experiece a number one in the UK us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Hannah Mona Lisa.......
City: Manchester..England
: 22
Sent: Fri November 08 2002 05:04 AM

Who ever said that the book catcher in the rye and this website is retarded then why read it and be on this site anyway you moron!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Charlotte
City: Sherborne, Dorset, England
: 18
Sent: Fri November 08 2002 05:00 AM

Great web site, i loved the book so much i have read it six times now. keep up the good work!!!

Name: Dave
: 17
Sent: Mon November 04 2002 11:07 AM

dude this is awesome!

Name: Mark Chapman
: 25
Sent: Fri November 01 2002 07:04 AM


Name: Mark Chapman
City: Atlanta
: 25
Sent: Fri November 01 2002 07:00 AM

To Holden Caufield from Holden Caufield this is my message from jail.

Name: Joshua Pawli
City: New York City
: 12
Sent: Thu October 31 2002 04:51 PM

I am writing about this book hoping that it will be very useful!:-)

Name: Melissa
City: Canada
: 16
Sent: Mon October 28 2002 03:29 PM

I love this book! i thought it was good how its writen from a teen's perspective...this site has really helped with my projects and if any one knows any good pictures i could get that could look like some of the characters that would help sooo much!

Name: allie
City: berks - britain
: 15
Sent: Mon October 28 2002 12:07 PM

this book is totally over rated. Yes, i've read it- and no i would not read it again. Holden Caulfield is not a deep, disadvantaged character at all .More like a spoilt and hormonal rich kid complaining that life is like sooooo unfair. To have caused such controversy i expected a suicide or atleast ritual slaughter from the book. it's clap-trap, guys, clap-trap!

Name: some
City: afghanistan
: 24
Sent: Wed October 23 2002 07:41 PM

retarded book and a a more retarded site

Name: kissyfrog
City: Germany
: 17
Sent: Fri October 18 2002 05:50 PM

Man, it'll take me forever to get through all these chapters here...that's awesome though ;)!! Teriffic book and awesome page!! THX for sharing, kissyfrog (Germany)

Name: Cindy Guo
City: Nanjing,PRC
: 24
Sent: Tue October 15 2002 02:39 AM

This is the first time that i visit this website.But i think it's really a good site for English major students.I am planning to write a dissertation about "The Catcher in the Rye".But l lack of the information.Especially some information in English about this novel.You know,i just can get the Chinese version of this book.So,is angbody kindly to suggest some sites for me ?Thank you!

Name: ewa
City: Wroclaw - Poland
: 19
Sent: Fri October 11 2002 02:48 AM

this is really a great book, I've read it about 6 times, in Polish and in English and I think it wasn't the last time I read it. everytime I read it I explore something new. The book is great and so is this page. Thank you !

Name: Erin Smith
City: Pittsburgh
: 24
Sent: Wed October 09 2002 06:54 PM

This is a really useful site for me. I am completing my senior seminar paper on the the effect Catcher in the Rye has had on readers and writers. If you have any ideas about sites that may lead me in a positive direction, feel free to drop me a line. Thanks!

Name: Julia Mac Pherson
City: Canada
: 16
Sent: Mon October 07 2002 03:24 PM

Sorry I mad an error in my message, I ment: You have to it TO understand" Thanks

Name: Julia Mac Pherson
City: Sydney, Nova Scotia
: 16
Sent: Mon October 07 2002 03:21 PM

Thank you for this great site, it has to be the best site for "The Catcher in the Rye". I know that it has been mentioned by other people in this guestbook but it still has to be said! You have helped me so much. Your information never fails and is right to the point! This is truly a good book, but you have to read it it understand. This is a great book and a great web site! Thanks

Name: karri
City: naugy
: 16
Sent: Tue October 01 2002 07:17 PM

hi,i just wanna say that ive read many books in my short 16 years,but this book i like,i think its because i can relate to holden.for example ill be readin and say to myself omg i do that to,or i would say that too.sometimes,when im readin ill wish there really was someone like holden that i could meet.

Name: jim fraunberger
City: Princeton, NJ
: 17
Sent: Sun September 29 2002 10:27 PM

Where can I find the lyrics to "Little Shirley Beans"? I need it for an extra credit report for my 10 grade LA class. Please help. I have seached to the ends of the Internet. I almost found Jimmy Hoffa.

Name: Katherine Rearick
City: Houston, Texas
: 29
Sent: Tue September 10 2002 12:37 PM

This is by far the best Catcher site ever. I'm an English teacher in Texas City, Texas, and I am ADDICTED to this site (not to mention the book -- I've read it 12 times)! I check it on a weekly basis, and I always recommend it to my students when we're studying the novel. Some of them have become true addicts, too...keep up the good work. WE LOVE HOLDEN!!!!!!!!!!

Name: billy
City: san fran
: 24
Sent: Mon September 09 2002 08:34 PM

it seems alan from ireland has said everything i was going to say really!. but he"s was a great read

Name: alan
City: ireland
: 19
Sent: Mon September 09 2002 08:26 PM

what a fucking book,the mans a legend,id give an arm and a leg to meet him, and to have a conversation,id get on very well with the man!,and fuck those dickheads who try knock the book,they"re not worth a stream of piss.there thick mother fuckers its blatantly obvious,any great web site,c ya, alan

Name: Danielle
City: Kalamazoo, MI
: 17
Sent: Wed September 04 2002 09:32 AM

we are reading catcher in class and we were told to visit this sight...hi

Name: Joe
City: Cleveland, OH *CoLLiNWooD*
: 16
Sent: Sat August 31 2002 07:09 PM


Name: Jim
City: Woburn, MA, USA
Sent: Thu August 29 2002 09:49 AM

Great site for a great book. I'm ONLY on my 3rd reading. I think it is extremely funny yet I can't help but feel bad for old Holden.

Name: kitty
Sent: Mon August 26 2002 08:27 PM

I cant say I actually liked the book... I only read it because we (my pre-ap english class) had a choice of three books and Catcher in the Rye seemed the most interesting. I thought Holden was very anoying. You know, the way he always said things like "It killed me." and (like in the letter you got) how he didn't think the readers believed him. he also said "Goddam" in pretty much every sentence, which got anoying. I guess I would give it a 5 out of 10. The book killed me.

Name: Valéria
City: Brazil
Sent: Thu August 22 2002 02:47 PM

what exactly does the word "foils"mean?please read my other message below...thanks a lot!!!

Name: Valéria
City: Brazil
Sent: Thu August 22 2002 03:25 AM

Hi, everybody. I just love this site! I'm also a CITR fan, but my English is not my primary language, so I need some help. Could you tell me what do "foils" mean?By page 18 or so H.says he lost it on the sybway. And he repeats it to Robert A.when this guy comes into his room.The guy is talking about the fencing results, H.says "nobody won", and when the other guy asks "how come?"he says that...(that he'd lost the foils on the subway)...So does the word "foils"exactly mean?Thank you very much for your help.

Name: Allen
City: The boro
: 40 something
Sent: Fri August 16 2002 07:18 PM

Second time for me reading the book. Got so much more out of it the second time around. Had to know others opinions and views, and found your site. be a deaf-mute and to have anyone who wanted to say something to you, write it on a goddamm note and pass it to me. Very interesting persepctive this Holden has...

Name: Yorinde
Sent: Mon August 12 2002 03:28 AM

The book is called "The Catcher in the Rye", because Holden says one time that he all he wanted to become, when he grows up, is a catcher of children, in a field of rye.. if you read the book, you should look it up. Phoebe asks him somewhere, what he wanted to do in life. I read the book 5 times now, and it's still my all time favourite book!!! I love the website.. and the quiz. keep on! Yorinde.

Name: mariel
: 18 going on 11
Sent: Fri August 02 2002 05:04 PM

anybody who likes "catcher..." should check out the graphic novel "ghostworld"(the movies good too but not as "catcher"-esque).its by daniel clowes and you can get it at comic book stores. Enid is like the bastard love-child of Holden Caulfield and Daria Morgendorfer!(a frightening thought....)

Name: Yesenia
City: Manhattan
: 14
Sent: Thu July 25 2002 04:16 PM

I'm still reading 'The Catcher In The Rye' but I was wondering, why is it named The Catcher In The Rye? It's been driving me & my sister crazy she loves this book & she doesn't know either, so can you please find out why & e-mail it to me thank you so much bye !!!! P.S. My teacher said one part 2 me, he said that Rye (Wry) means distirted, bent to one side & very ironic, misdirected, and when you think about, tht is how Holden is, but he still didnt answer my question.

Name: Kimberly
: 16
Sent: Fri July 19 2002 02:05 PM

Hey, i absolutely loved the book "Catcher in the Rye". i don't know why, but i just loved the way it flowed and the character of holden. i think this goes into the head of a suicidal and confuse teen, instead of encouraging suicide. i loved the book and it made me cry at the end. =) such a sap. =)

Name: Frank Dumas
City: San Jose
: 44
Sent: Mon July 15 2002 02:59 PM

Chapman killed Lennon sometime after he had Lennon autograph a copy of "Catcher in the Rye." I think in chaper 2 of the book, Caulfield says he uses his new hat for killing people!

Name: Constantine
City: Athens, Greece
: 17
Sent: Thu June 27 2002 06:46 AM

hello, i like catcher but i couldnt read the info on your site (i easily get dizzy). I was wondering, can we say that Holden acts the way he acts and he doesnt wanna grow up because he doesnt want to take responsibility for his actions? it is a fact that when you are a kid all the responsibilities fall on your parents shoulders. anyway bye!

Name: Laura
City: Switzerland
: 18
Sent: Thu June 20 2002 02:39 PM

Hi Bernie, I have to thank you: your site is great! tomorrow I have an oral english exam about CT and the informations I found here are surely going to help me.. Cheers, good luck for everything in your life. bacioni --> Laura

Name: Margaret Lane
City: Mallow, Ireland
: 21
Sent: Mon June 17 2002 12:51 PM

Hi, The Catcher in the Rye is one of the best books I have ever read. I got it for Christmas 1998, and I have no idea how many times I've read it. I thought this site was brilliant and it was really interesting to read about the difficulties of translating it into German. I didn't bother to read the summary the first time I entered the site, but after reading that there were a number of deliberate mistakes, I went back to it today to read it.

Name: liz Barwell
City: Hanna, Canada
: 18
Sent: Tue June 11 2002 11:05 AM

thank god for people who get the best book ever! i have come across so many people who either hate holden or don't even begin to understand him. i think that this piece of literature should be studied in every school that has a teenager in it! your site was full of useful and interesting info, thank you! i am using the book to write my final high school government essay(sort of like SAT'S) and this resource has helped me soo much!! thanks again, the Canadian Caulfield

Name: Elizabeth Woodworth
City: Sale, Manchester
: 19
Sent: Fri May 31 2002 10:52 AM

I first read the Catcher in the Rye when I found it stacked on a cheap sale pile in Waterstone's bookstore. I'd heard the name and was taken by the title. The opening caught me immediately and I read the book in one night. I think this must be quite a special work of literature because I've never read a book like that before and might not do again, so convincing was the stream of consciousness Salinger created. It's unique to me because it made me laugh out loud (esp the early scenes when Holden drops in on old spencer) and at once meet the ceaseless depression which characterises the novel as well as it's fantastically insightful humour. It is a 'funny book' about some sad things. That might sound like a peurile comment but I feel the work really deserves that sort of simplicity. It works on this kind of pure level, if I may put it that way, while also making you frown as you read because you sympathise with what you understand but don't. I'm always offering this book to others for reading, because I think it provokes responses and that's the best kind of literature. As Holden says, it makes you want to call up the writer, and this makes me want to call up salinger.

Name: Me
Sent: Wed May 29 2002 03:20 PM

just wanted to say that this is a very good website and i found a lot of amazing information that i was able to use to write my own literary criticism! thanks!

Name: elena
: 32
Sent: Thu May 16 2002 02:16 PM

Just by accident I picked up this book. I loved it. Why? He is so lost and does not want to color inside the lines. He kills me.

City: Toronto,Ontario
Sent: Wed May 15 2002 06:57 PM

your site has trully helped me with my english assignments based around the novel, i really am thankfull ... i guess you can never get enough compliments soo that is why i wrote this thanks!

Name: nina
City: tilbury,ontario
: 16
Sent: Sat May 11 2002 09:18 PM

hi, i'm doing a classic book reading project on catcher in the rye and i'm trying to surpass my last essay, i was wondering if anyone could help me to find out to a degree how many time the book has been bought or read. I NEED HELP!!!(by may 12 if possible) please and thank you... nina

Name: Sue Timbrell
City: Bristol England
Sent: Mon May 06 2002 12:44 PM

Never mind have some of those writing 'guest entries' read the book?....Have they read the site completly? It beats me how the point can be missed so easily.

Name: Andrew Gillespie
City: Dunfermline, Scotland
: 30 going on 16
Sent: Mon May 06 2002 04:05 AM

This website is why I was lousy at English at High School ! I loved the book ! It made laugh and I really CONNECTED with Holden. From reading the comments would I be right to assume that childhood = honesty/naivety, and adulthood = 'phoneyism'. Well I am 30 and I am proud to say I can relate to Holden more now than ever

Name: layal
City: beirut
: 22
Sent: Sun May 05 2002 12:38 PM

well i havent finished catcher in the rye yet but i was so curious to read analysis about it before i went on. its strange, and whats stranger is that i dont find anything strange about Holden or his behaviour. but this site has given me such a wide scope on it all and now i want so much to get on with reading it all!

Name: Olga
City: Ukraine
: 18
Sent: Sat April 20 2002 03:08 PM

Hi!!! I realy liked Your site!!! But, in my country it is difficult to find this book in english, but I`m eager to read it in original. So, if you can tell me where can i get this book in internet (I mean free). Please, i`ll be very appreciate you. Let me know on my e-mail. Thanks.

Name: lisette
City: ace ventura, florida
: 18
Sent: Fri April 05 2002 08:03 PM

ok, now don't tell me that you actually spent time counting how many times such and such word was used in the novel?

City: saugus mass
: 19
Sent: Tue April 02 2002 10:21 PM

i really liked ur site it helped me a lot . thanks

Name: Katy
City: Waubaushene
: 15
Sent: Tue April 02 2002 06:38 PM

I just had to read this book for English class, and i liked a LOT better than Lord Of The Flies, which i had to read before. *shudder* okeys, what im just wondering is why the hell didn't you just write your OWN summary, instead of this peice of goddamn crap? i don't understand it. i was having a fit, because that summary was written like the person read about half the words in the book. so again i ask. why don't you put a normal summary?????????? other than that, good job, keep it up! Katy

Name: Toby
City: Oldenburg, Germany
: 23
Sent: Tue April 02 2002 05:52 PM

Wow. I guess this site developed quite a bit since my last visit! From my point of view, it can only be a matter of time until J.D. is calling. Did he try to shut down the site yet? keep it up! "Toby" Hesselmann

Name: woELFin
City: Vienna, Diarianien
: 33
Sent: Sun March 31 2002 06:34 AM

thx again 4 U'r help. thx 2 that i could do a wonderful job in int.183 Koltès betrachtet Dostojewskij; with an extra aspect on C/R! best wishes for U'r Easter Holidays and Cybernautical Greetings 2 E. Pazzolla! lg, ws.

Name: Ian Duncan
City: Liverpool, UK
: 17
Sent: Thu March 28 2002 07:47 AM

I started studying the text a year ago, fell out of love with the text when writing an essay, now i'm back. I AM HOLDEN CAULFIELD! well, i do see some of me in him, fortunetly not all!

Name: woELFin
City: Vienna OH Vienna!
: 33 (honestly)
Sent: Tue March 26 2002 07:54 AM

<b>Dear Bernd! it is amazing how one person can be INSPIRED by a book in a way that he feels the urge to do such an enriching website! i am currently working out parallel aspects between raskolnikov and roberto zucco by bernard marie koltes and was glad to find similar aspects in CR! unfortunately mrs E.pezzollas website can no longer be reached. i d love 2 know where i can find her comparison. Do U know anything about it. possibly have stored the text on some cute C:\ have a nice week yrs woELFin</b>

Name: Angie
City: Stuttgart,Germany
: 18
Sent: Sat March 23 2002 03:19 PM

Still crazy about the book. Already reading it for the tenth time but it`s still helping me out of my several crises! Thanks fpr the site!!!!!!!!!

Name: Angie
City: Stuttgart,Germany
: 18
Sent: Sat March 23 2002 03:19 PM

Still crazy about the book. Already reading it for the tenth time but it`s still helping me out of my several crises! Thanks fpr the site!!!!!!!!!

Name: Yorinde
Sent: Thu March 21 2002 09:01 AM

Hi! Love the book.. Love the site.. Thank u, for making the site! bye..yorinde.

Name: Tyler Coleman
City: Blacksburg, Va
: 9
Sent: Sat March 16 2002 09:14 AM

:) It was great

Name: Nathan
City: Washington DC, US
: About as old as the book.
Sent: Thu March 14 2002 07:11 PM

Thank You. My wife and daughter belong to a Mother-Daughter book group (a late 90's US fad). Tonight they host the book group. "Find something on the Catcher in the Rye". So we found you. Tonight the book group turn-out is small. Censors are not the only people who hate Catcher in the Rye. Lots of other people, teenagers especially, find it difficult to read. As my daughter said "Its too close to home." There is not much post-war literature in general, and American literature in particular that will be read in 200 years. This book might be one. It says something interesting about the American character that two of our few great books, Huckleberry Finn, and Catcher in the Rye are about adolescence. Thank you for your site.

Name: Tyler Coleman
City: Blacksburg
: 9
Sent: Thu March 14 2002 04:43 PM

I'm only nine but I read the Catcher in the Rye, It was great.But I wish Jerome Salinger would of pu at part about the Author.The websit's great.Thanks, Tyler

Name: Bill
City: Franklin, Louisiana
: 84
Sent: Wed March 13 2002 05:39 AM

Dude your website sucks it doesnt have any info at all what the hell were you thinkin

Name: mike
City: Spain
: 18
Sent: Mon March 11 2002 03:03 PM

I really liked your page, because i never read the book and i was going to wrie an exam about it, so what i did is i went looking for "the catcher in the rye" in google and found your grast page. The only thing what might be added could be a chapeter per chapter + analysis througout the book! But man mike

Name: Melanie
: 19
Sent: Wed March 06 2002 06:50 AM

oops, ok, certainly you are German... got that a little late, hehe

Name: Melanie
City: Bremen, Germany
: 19
Sent: Tue March 05 2002 03:47 PM

Great site! I'm so impressed by all the work that this must have demanded of you... and really: good job! What attracted me most to the whole interpretation was the passage "How to Ignore the Obvious", as this question (Who is Holden talking to and is he talking at all?) is one of several that I will have to discuss in an exam tomorrow. Now your interpretation and the quick-witted e-mail from Canada have given a new insight into this profound question, insight that not even public study guides (at least in Germany) could offer. For me as a German, who also knows the translation of Heinrich Boell, the passage about the different forms of "you" (and how Boell has solved this problem) was quite interesting, too. The "Sie" is a translation that I also found striking, when I read it, because in a way it destroys immediately the variety of meanings that "you" can have. But, unfortunately, this is just inevitable and "Sie" keeps at least the two possibilities that Holden either talks to an adult or a group. As I gathered from your name and how you use the word "we" and "us" when it comes to Germans, I suppose you are German, too. So to finish this I'd like to say: Weiter so!!

Name: Deann
City: Cincy
: 16
Sent: Sun March 03 2002 04:20 PM

ur interpretation is very interesting....and it has me wondering if i had read a different version. from my understanding ur interpretation could not be more wrong. over all this book is nothing to rave about...let alone dedicate a website to...the only reason that i am dedicating any time to this is b/c i have to write a term paper about it. there is nothing that ties everything up in the end and i felt like i was just left hanging to figure everything out for myself.

Name: britney
Sent: Fri March 01 2002 11:12 AM

i luv this sight

Name: Jerome Salinger
Sent: Wed February 27 2002 09:25 AM

Thank you for dedicating a sihgt to me. It's nice to see so many dedicated fans. I will be relwasing a Cathcer in the Rye 2 in the summer. Look for it!

Name: Elena
City: Polotsk
: 22
Sent: Tue February 26 2002 02:56 PM

My favorite novel by far! Whoever dislikes it, may be should give it another try, it grows on you.

Name: meg
: 87
Sent: Mon February 25 2002 12:26 PM

johanne you SUCK! i cant believe you said that about this book! yeah and if you didnt like it why are you at a site ALL about it! get a life RE-RE! i hate you! you are a gd phony mofo! so go suck a cow!

Name: meg
: 87
Sent: Mon February 25 2002 12:23 PM

I looooove this book and well um yeah it is da bomb diggidy as those young wippersnappers like to say. well um yeah it is soooo gd good i wuv it!

Name: mer
: 88
Sent: Mon February 25 2002 12:22 PM

this book was phony.

Name: Scott Mackay
: 41
Sent: Sun February 24 2002 05:45 AM

When my father moved home two years ago I found a dog-eared copy of The Catcher in the Rye in his huge library. I had never read it and for some reason, probably related to some of the other pulp we were force-fed at school, had an aversion to even bothering with it. I have however read so many other works that have made reference to it that my curiosity was stirred. Two nights ago I picked it up at bedtime. Wow. It is without doubt the best piece of writing I have ever read.

Name: moi
: 12
Sent: Fri February 01 2002 01:24 AM

Danke, tolles ding

Name: esther rivera
City: veracruz, mexico
: 24 years old
Sent: Wed January 30 2002 04:30 PM

I've just read the book and I am really exciting becuase I think the book is a great novel but I have soe questions. Can anybody answer them? Thank you. Why Holden called himself the catcher in the rye? and What did happen, what did is the cuase he called that?

Name: Jen
: 16
Sent: Wed January 23 2002 04:31 PM

I am a grade 11 student who has been studying CITR, it's come exam time and we have been informed that there will be an essay question based on CITR worth half the marks of the exam. However, we are not able to bring books home to study, and not knowing this until the day before the exam has caused me to not be able to get my hands on a copy. I turned to the internet to hopefully read some information on the book. I read half your summary and stopped there, realising at "Fency Prep" what bull it was. I was pleased to see your explination later on down the page, nice job! I realized how much I really knew about the book by being able to point out all of the mistakes, even before knowing the nature of the summary. It turned out to be a helpful study technique, being able to pin-point all errors, along with taking the CITR Quiz, which I must say I did quite well on! Cudos on the site, and keep it up.

Name: johanne
City: Odense
: 16
Sent: Tue January 22 2002 02:22 AM

i think that "the catcher in the rye" is the most horrible book i've ever seen. holden is so stupid!! anyway - do not punnish anyone by tell them about this book..IT SUCKS.

Name: Jette Torp
City: Birkerød
: 2 months
Sent: Tue January 22 2002 02:21 AM

I tink its a wery god page!!

Name: emma
City: stellarton ,ns
: 15
Sent: Mon January 21 2002 06:56 PM

great job setting this whole thing up i'm doing a research paper on cr and this has been the biggest help yet!!keep up the good work!

Name: Jenny
City: Edinburgh
: 15
Sent: Fri January 18 2002 04:11 PM

I love "Catcher in The Rye" its the best book in the world!!!!! I am studing it and have read the book 5 times each time i read it it gets better and better!!!!

Name: Molly
City: Hollis, Maine
: 15
Sent: Tue January 15 2002 10:27 AM

Wow, it's great to see someone else who loves Catcher in the Rye.... great job setting all this up, amazing! Keep it up! CR lives on!!! yey!

Name: Joana
City: Worms, Germany
: 17
Sent: Mon January 14 2002 07:14 AM

This page is very helpful.Besides , it gives me an indication of Holden, how he feels and what his /the books message is.

Name: Safiyyah
City: JHB, South Africa
Sent: Sat January 12 2002 04:44 AM

I agree with Mauro. If you don't like the book, get the hell off the site and find something else to do you morons.

Name: Camille
City: Avignon, France
Sent: Fri January 11 2002 11:38 AM

I read this book ,in english, at school, and I think this is one of the best book I have read... Your web-page is full of things I didn't know. Thanks a lot!

Name: joe nolen
City: clifton
: 17
Sent: Fri January 11 2002 07:40 AM

your web-page blows, caz this book sucks

Name: Maria
Sent: Wed January 09 2002 12:13 PM

Sorry...Oklahoma with k of course! Take care!

Name: Eleanor
City: Zwickau to be precise
: 17
Sent: Wed January 09 2002 12:12 PM

Hello Bernd! It would be nice if you could give us some more information about phoniness- perhaps the idea of it in the book and if Holden is phony too- perhaps all you guys out there (yes I mean you infront of the PC) could help us ( that's me and my friend Maria, who stayed in Oclahoma for a year) collect opinions about this subject in the book and why you think Holden uses this word phony so often!?? Thanks a lot.

Name: Eleanor
City: Germany
: 17
Sent: Tue January 08 2002 08:01 AM

Your site is just awesome! I think you've done great... I really enjoyed your site. I have to give a report on " Phoniness"...yeah right that word is used many times in CR. And I looked everywhere and somehow I got on your site and suddelnly I saw this link to phony and I was like shouting: O I'm goddam lucky! So a huge Thank you to you from Germany!! All the best and be blessed! love Eleanor

Name: cherry
City: ky,usa
: 17
Sent: Mon January 07 2002 03:42 PM

this website is phenomenal!!!!!

Name: Mauro
City: Rialto, CA, USA
: 14
Sent: Mon December 31 2001 12:26 AM

I've read all of the entries in this guestbook and I'm angry about the bad reviews. If you don't like The Catcher In The Rye you're a moron and you shouldn't visit this site if you don't like the book. If you're a person who doesn't like the book and you're offended that I'm calling you a moron then it's probably because you are a MORON!Like Holden says "All morons hate it when you call them a moron." (Ch.6)Get out of here if you don't like the book, you really should question yourself on why you're here if you don't like it. Maybe you should go listen to DMX or something.

Name: Mauro Fernandez
City: Rialto, California, U.S.A.
: 14
Sent: Sun December 30 2001 11:14 PM

I was in 8th grade when I first read The Catcher In The Rye and I got a kick out of it. Prior to reading this book, I rarely read any books. I only read books that school required. I used to be one of those morons that doesn't read because of laziness. My friend told me that this book was "good" and today I see that as a great understatement. So she let me borrow it, I read it and I realized that I think similar to the way Holden thinks. While I was reading the book, I had an infatuation with a dumb girl and I agreed with what Holden said about girls, "They can drive you crazy. Really they can." (Ch. 10). Another thing is that Phoebe reminds me a lot of my niece, Daniela, who id 4 years old because of their innocence and how they'll lose it. After reading this book I started to read other books and I found that they were all very enlightening and I decided to name The Catcher In The Rye my favorite book because it was the catalyst in my literature reading and because it's a wonderful book. Now I'm reading a lot of books, I'm currently reading The Red Pony by Steinbeck and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I was really impressed by your site because it has a lot of interesting things about this book that I didn't know about. I read your summary and thought it was wrong and I was going to question you about it but then I found out it was a phony summary and I laughed because some kids probably use that to cheat because they're so lazy. I read some other people's messages and they're so ignorant about your phony summary and it makes me laugh even more. I hope that kids that are too lazy to read the book and look for a summary and find one here and use it learn their lesson about cheating. Thank you for giving me a laugh.

Name: Eric Dean
City: Hamden, CT, USA
Sent: Sun December 30 2001 09:54 PM

I enjoyed your website very much. I first read CR when I was a teenager and in prep school, to boot, so the book resonated on many levels (such as how grim and lonely Saturday nights can be, or the classic scene where Edgar Marsalla lets one rip in the middle of convocation. I can attest to the truthfulness of all this!). At age 51, I've gone back to read CR again, and find it (still) to be quite a classic--a most sensitive investigation of adolescence, and one's emerging awareness of the flawed nature of the world, but the limits of one's ability to change or redeem it. It must be very rewarding to teach this book to high school students--to gauge their reactions, and to think that they may well go back to read the book again, later in life, when they have more experience under their belts. Good luck (even though Holden hated hearing that phrase!). ["I'm pretty sure he yelled "Good luck!" at me. I hope not. I hope to hell not." !!! (ch. 2)]

Name: John D.
City: Sydney, N.S., Canada
: 20
Sent: Sat December 29 2001 10:05 PM

Great site, I have enjoyed it thoroughly. I just finished reading TCITR this afternoon and it will probably stay with me for a long time. I am going to start re-reading it tomorrow, Holden has already changed my life. He kills me. I swear to god. I think that the site itself could be a little easier to access, bit better organized and all. Great other than that. Does anyone know of any good catcher in the rye or holden caulfield chat rooms or sites with chatrooms? if there are, email me. much appreciated. Good luck with the site(don't you hate it when someone tells you good luck?)

Name: Tobias Wahlbrinck
City: rheine
Sent: Fri December 28 2001 09:16 AM

Hi paps! ich bins, tobias. ich bin im planetarium an einem komischen computer. tschüss!

Name: Bernd Wahlbrinck
City: Home of the Wadel
: 50
Sent: Mon December 17 2001 02:49 PM

referring to the previous entry: "... absichtlich ungenau"?! Shepard, are you kidding?eine derartige (absichtlich) von absurden Details strotzende Zusammenfassung als "ungenau" zu bezeichnen ist wirklich ein gelungenes Understatement!

Name: Shepard
: 22
Sent: Sun December 16 2001 07:50 PM

Die Zusammenfassung ist absichtlich ungenau.

Name: tara
City: calgary
: 21
Sent: Tue December 04 2001 04:38 PM

impressed with the site. love the book... thanx!

Name: Hope
City: East Greenwich
: 15
Sent: Sun December 02 2001 05:46 PM

I would like to compliment you on this amzing website on the Catcher in the Rye. One complaint,you compare CR and Holden to every thing and everybody, but it seems as though you have missed the obvious fact that Holden is base on J.D. Salinger himself!

Name: Veronique
City: cap-de-la-madeleine
: 16
Sent: Wed November 28 2001 08:08 AM

Hey there, I read your summary of the catcher in the rye and I believe many of the informations you wrote are wrong. I have rad the book as a class assignment and I have asked other calssmates to read your summary and they also find it wrong. Some of the information you write about have never occured in the novel!!! I just wanted to state this for other people who visit this site who havent read the book so they dont think this is really what the book is about. -Vero

Sent: Mon November 26 2001 05:13 PM

anyone who wants acurate information on the catcher in the rye should go to this site, and leave this on right away. the summary is all wrong.

Name: lil bastard
Sent: Mon November 26 2001 04:53 PM

you mentioned that if it is ever requied to memorize books in order to preserve them against destruction, you would gladly memorize "The Catcher in the Rye". Please, Please, Please DON'T. your summary is mostly wrong. you have simple facts all turned around. for example, Holden doesn't like Ackley, he is totally annoyed by him. anyone doing a report in HS or college should not use this as a basis.

Name: fergal killeen
Sent: Wed November 21 2001 06:54 AM

its a truelly delightful book and your webpage is really gay just like me. i read the book 31 times in one year. its so wonderful it brings a tear to my eye. thanx J.D. u complete me.

Name: Tim Bayzak
City: southeastern Massachusetts
: 17
Sent: Thu November 15 2001 08:57 PM

I have to say, you're page is superb. I'm doing a term paper in English class based on- "the speculation that Salinger used his real life events in his novel THE CATCHER IN THE RYE." Christ, your page nailed it.

Name: Shepard
Sent: Thu November 08 2001 11:25 PM

You'll probably never read this, but...why do you dislike the Simpsons?

Name: William
City: Gaithersburg
: 15
Sent: Fri November 02 2001 03:21 PM

I am reading The Catcher in the Rye in my english class and I had to do a report on a related topic. Can anyone mail me any information on "Mental Hospitals". I need all the info I can get for my report.

Name: PhameNES
City: Halle-Cidy
: maybe about 17
Sent: Tue October 30 2001 05:47 AM

The Catcher In The Rye is such a motherfucking shit!!! CHECK MY WEBSITE !!!!!!+ WWW:NES-CREW.DE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yo: none piter monkey marioana dr.tablette psycho wiesel retze cairo terrorheadz

Name: Emily
City: Derby, UK
: 18
Sent: Sun October 28 2001 02:31 PM

I have just read some of the messages here and it seems to me with reference to the Summary, a lot of people do not recognise irony when it is staring them in the face.

Name: Emily Greentree
City: Derby, UK
: 18
Sent: Sun October 28 2001 02:19 PM

I would just like to say how interesting and useful your website is. I am a great fan of english literature and The Catcher In The Rye has beena long-time favourite. So far I have read it 3 times and it never gets boring - there is always something to think about. I can totally identify with Holden and I think the book is great. Your website has given me lots of ideas for my coursework essay on the CR, You are a life saver! Thanks!

Name: michal
City: kfar saba
Sent: Sat October 27 2001 08:23 AM

i'm from israel. i read the translted version and expressing my opioion about seems difficultsince i am still overwollmed by this simple,mind challnging novel.i admire the fact you devoted a hole websiteb to this book and take it so seriosly.if i could get this much information about all the subjects that intrest me i would not be able to idtenfy with holden...thank you for doing this!

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Name: Henrik Kuepker-Born
City: Home of the Wadel
: 34
Sent: Sat October 13 2001 06:04 AM

My dear neighbour, with great interest I read your site about a book obviously gloryfied by so many people writing into your guest book. I must confess that I have not yet read the book nor even had I had heard of it before you told me about it a few weeks ago. The fact that there seem to be lots of fans in the entire world leads me to the decission to read the book, too. After that I will contact you again to discuss topics that are worth it. Hope to see you in good health again soon.

Name: Jeff (again)
: 42
Sent: Thu October 11 2001 09:41 AM

As far as favorite characters, I'd say Yossarian in Catch-22 is my personal favorite, and if you like Catcher, you'll probably like Catch-22. Exit.

Name: Jeff Kilgore
: 42
Sent: Thu October 11 2001 09:39 AM

I'm an English teacher teaching the book to kids in the state of Kansas' largest juvenile detention center. They understand Holden, I think. . .

Name: Isabelle
: 19
Sent: Mon October 08 2001 04:56 PM

Interesting page, but I do think you have a bit too much time on your hands.

Name: Brendan
City: New Zealand
: 18
Sent: Sun October 07 2001 08:18 PM

I read the book because I heard about the John Lennon connection, It is the best book I'v ever read it think, I fell in love with it right away. I love his relationship with his sister, it seems he has a better relationship with her than any other girl in his life. I think this is because it is not sexual in any way. He almost had this with Jane. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Holden was right, a lot of people are phoneys. It's just when they become adults they don't relize this.



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