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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.


“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

Final Day of the Three-Day Three Quotes Challenge
December 12, 2015, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Quotes | Tags: , , , ,

Without further ado, here are the final quotes to wrap up the Three-Day Three Quotes Challenges (check out days one and two if you missed them).

salinger quote


palahniuk quote


Hemingway quote


What’s your favorite quote? I’d love to know what inspires or moves you…quote-wise. I don’t need to know about any freaky bedroom stuff.

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