Catcher in the Rye turns 64 today. I haven’t read it, and won’t. It’s just too trite.
First published on July 16, 1951, the teen angst classic was an instant classic, a best-seller and favourite of English high school teachers.
Which makes you wonder just how nonconformist it was even then.
Today, with the 1960s behind us and social change the reigning passion of the Establishment, and dying your hair a strange colour a conformist rite of passage, the notion that a kid finding adults stuffy and hypocritical is doing anything resembling original thinking is just plain laughable.
Heck, even the adults do it now.
If you really want to rebel, do something normal and see what strange looks you get.
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