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One-Star Reviews of The Catcher in the Rye

Jen over at The Reader’s Room occasionally lists one-star reviews of incredible books, and last week she focused on my all-time favorite: The Catcher in the Rye.

I’ve loved this novel since I first read it in high school, and have revisited it half a dozen times since.

The Catcher in the Rye

But the reviewers featured in this post didn’t quite share my sentiments.

Highlights:

“It’s the book that killed John Lennon. Oswald had a copy. So I thought ‘What the heck?'” – The best reason ever given for deciding to read a book. Obviously.

“I’m not the kind of person who reads a lot of books and this book is a reason why. First the story is not interesting and also the way it’s told is very stupid.” – No…YOU’RE STUPID!

“If Santa leaves this lump of coal for you, shoot that fat bastard!”

Check out all the awful one-star reviews here: Terrible Reviews of Great Books: The Catcher in the Rye.

 

Feature image credit: Bruna Ferrara; via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND




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