Classics

Going Further: The Catcher in the Rye

Going Further: The Catcher in the Rye

I love whenever I come across a visual that brings a book I’ve read to life. After reviewing The Catcher in the Rye, I was happy to come across some related content. I found an interactive map of New York City created by the New York Times that shows the places Holden visited. Anyone not familiar with the Big Apple might not realize just where Holden ended up. Considering Holden Caulfield was only running around New York for a few…

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye seems to be one of “those” books that is on all of the typical reading lists: high school must-reads, timeless classics, cultural icons. The tale of Holden Caulfield is familiar to most because of the novel’s notoriety: the troubled youth who finds himself expelled from (yet another) school and spends a few days gallivanting around New York City before fessing up to his parents. Even if you haven’t read the story, you’ve heard of it.…

A Bookish Tale of Horror: Books to Movies

A Bookish Tale of Horror: Books to Movies

I usually dislike movie adaptations of books. When books are changed into screenplays, much of the detail and experience is cut out in the name of movie magic. For beloved books that I can recite, I cringe when I notice important lines of dialogue have been reconfigured. Most recently, I was disappointed by the film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged. I couldn’t sit through the film, while the novel is one of my favorite all-time books. On the other hand, one…