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My heartlessness over suffering White boys

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

I just had a shuffle through this book to remind myself what it was all about and it's pretty horrendous, sort of barely excusable on the basis that this person could exist and think these things. What's really depressing about it is that he's taken to be a hero rather than a frightening symptom...

There is one image in this book that I like - the oil puddle - the idea that every experience is transformative.

But it gets minus two for misogyny and minus one for general ignorance and minus one more for annoying style, so one star.