"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.
Oww it is one of those books. I have tried last year to read a few of the "classics" and I can't seem to get a grip on them. Usually I end up thinking what the wonder of the book really is and I end up on the internet looking for the why's. So small chance this book will end up in my book chest.
Did you read this book? And if yes what would be a good reason for me to pick it up?
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