Do you know what time it is?
Well, if you don’t know I’ll tell you….
It’s time to recommend a book!
Yes! Third month of Book Blogging Challenge Thingie and this month I’m making Mia (that is, The Introverted Schmuck) read a novel that I’ve read mixed reviews about.
I, myself, have loved the book- a certain John Green may have had something to do with it, but I loved it.
In fact, I didn’t read it too long ago either. So it’s perfect that I’m recommending it to Mia now because it’ll be a refreshing change after Lipstick Jungle where I was like “Okay.. so did that happen in the book? Really?
I don’t remember!! What was the book even about!?!”
and Behind the Beautiful Forevers “Is Asha the name of the studious girl or her crazy mother?!? At least I remember most of the story though, so thank God for that!”
Anyway, let me tell you the name already!
It is The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger.
This book requires you to be careful while reading. You must be attentive or you’ll miss out most of the subtleties and then this book is no fun.
Of course you’re not going to like it then.
But it is a great book.
Holden Caulfield, the first thing I noticed was his peculiar name.
I really like it.
He is not at all a likeable guy. Especially not in the beginning.
You may start to like him, or at the very least, understand him as you progress through the book.
And it provides to be a very interesting read.
Something very different from what I- and I’m pretty sure, Mia- usually read.
And isn’t that the whole point of Book Blogging Challenge Thingie?
Actually Mia mentions it in every alternate post, I’m not sure I ever have (because I assume that you read her posts as well), that the point of Book Blogging Challenge Thingie is to diversify our reading.
For me, it is also to help me be regular about at least a few things when it comes to reading and writing (and to practice talking about books) but that’s not relevant right now. I’ll figure out a way to put it in some later post 😛
All those other things be damned, The Catcher In The Rye usually features on lists of banned books and as we all know, readers feel badass when they read banned books.
Although, if you ask me (which I know you won’t- so I’ll tell you anyway), banning books is one of the stupidest things to do and the first person to have ever banned a book was the biggest idiot in the whole wide world!
Mia and Tanvi (if you’re reading this book), I hope you enjoy the book and looking forward to your thoughts and reviews.