The Catcher In The Rye – J.D.Salinger


The Catcher in the Rye is described as being the ultimate novel for the disaffected youth as it follows a story told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old drop out who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. I actually read this book as part of my university assignment but I had always wanted to because of course it is a classic, however I was quite disappointed. At first glance the story is overly descriptive and mundane, in fact there is nothing exciting to grab your attention as a reader other than the deeper context or meanings surrounding it.

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Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

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Goodbye to Berlin is a Modernism/PostModernism Novel written in 1939 and set in Berlin admist the rising storm of the Nazi’s. Goodbye to Berlin is a series of short novellas within one continuous story offering the lives of a number of individuals as they live in Berlin during the rise and the power of the Nazi’s, the lives we encounter range from Christopher’s Landlady Fraulein Schroeder; Sally Bowles an English, Upper Class ‘Actress’, The Nowaks – a struggling working Class family and the Landauers, a wealthy civilized Jewish family who run Jewish stores. Each of there stories are narrated by Christopher Isherwood himself.

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