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Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

Believe it or not, these two novels have alot alike: they are both loved by some of our most frequent contributors to the American classics book club. Let's take a straw poll and figure out which one you want to read together.
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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

I vote for Moby Dick
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woodhouse wrote:
I vote for Moby Dick




I second that vote.
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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

Catcher in the Rye. I'm not up for Ahab and his Whale.



fanuzzir wrote:
Believe it or not, these two novels have alot alike: they are both loved by some of our most frequent contributors to the American classics book club. Let's take a straw poll and figure out which one you want to read together.


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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

I'll have to put my vote in for Catcher in the Rye
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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

I find myself partial to Catcher in the Rye
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I hope you choose Catcher in the Rye. It's one of the books I've been meaning to read for a long time and one my yound son has already asked if I've read. Got to keep up with the kids!
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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

Moby Dick.

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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

Definitely Catcher in the Rye
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Re: Catcher in the Rye or Moby Dick?

Catcher in the Rye
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Catcher in the Rye!

The people have spoken! For the second time this week! Can lovers of Moby Dick wait until the Catcher in the Rye has run its course? I promise I won't forget; I just can't read all these books at once. Especially Moby Dick. So I'm hoping that I'll get some good first posts to one of the most defining novels of the 20th century
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I can wait. I agree with you. I can't read all of these books at the same time either! I've got to get started on House of the Seven Gables!

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Re: Catcher in the Rye!



fanuzzir wrote:
The people have spoken! For the second time this week! Can lovers of Moby Dick wait until the Catcher in the Rye has run its course? I promise I won't forget; I just can't read all these books at once. Especially Moby Dick. So I'm hoping that I'll get some good first posts to one of the most defining novels of the 20th century




Good plan! What, you can't swallow a whale in one bite?
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Re: Catcher in the Rye!

Many of the other discussions seem to be organized by early chapters, middle, and end chapters. This seems to allow people the ability to discuss up to the point that they’ve read. I think it works well. Do you think it would be a good way to tackle Catcher in the Rye?
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I read Cather in the Rye In Junior High like a thousand years ago, and just recently read it again. It was so enjoyable I vote to read it a third time...
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First few chapters of Catcher in the Rye



woodhouse wrote:
Many of the other discussions seem to be organized by early chapters, middle, and end chapters. This seems to allow people the ability to discuss up to the point that they’ve read. I think it works well. Do you think it would be a good way to tackle Catcher in the Rye?


That's a very sensible idea--let's start a discussion thread that contains our first impressions and reactions. If I'm a little late in getting my own 2 cents in its because I'm busy over in the House of the Seven Gables, also a brand new novel for me. (That's a plug, by the way)
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Free moby!
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akaknicker wrote:
Free moby!




I think he did a very good job of that himself!
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Catcher in the Rye is on my list of Books Best Appreciated Before Reaching Twenty, along with The Brothers Karamazov, the novels of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Wolfe, and many others. These books speak strongly to the narcissism of youth, and offer grand philosophical truths in the form of pizza slices--large, hot, rich and dripping, and irresistible to the teenager, but heavy on the stomach of the adult.
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Hey, I still like pizza. See my other posts about pizza in the, ummm, I forgot which discussion we were talking about pizza.

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