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Great American Novels, Ranked from "Pretty Great, Actually" to "Meh"

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


A lot of people love this book, which I won’t pretend to understand, but I’ll allow it. Holden is insufferable, and since I myself am also insufferable, this was just too much adolescent agony for me to deal with at the time that I was reading it.

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Tags: books we love, the scarlet letter, the great gatsby, the catcher in the rye, to kill a mockingbird, infinite jest, moby dick, funny lists, the grapes of wrath, freedom, tkam, absalom absalom, the mediocre gatsby

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