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Reddit discusses: Catcher in the Rye aided in my transition to adulthood. ...

" ... What book has ever had a lasting impact on you in any way?"

There are a lot of interesting recommendations in here that I'm adding to my list of books to read. Especially this one:

Quote:The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. For me, it perfectly captures that sense of disillusionment that often comes with being in your twenties--that feeling of being a bit lost. Things just keep kind of falling short of what you hoped. You're feeling a lot of nostalgia. But there's also that tiny bit of hope that keeps you going. Eventually the tide will turn. Maybe it's just the particular things I was going through at the time I read the book, but it captured that stage of my life perfectly.

Here's a copy of the page with only the top-level comments (i.e., answers to the question) visible: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fil...3947833762

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https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/...sition_to/
12-05-2016 10:10 AM
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RE: Reddit discusses: Catcher in the Rye aided in my transition to adulthood. ...

I miss reading books.

All I can say about Hemingway is that he created a masterpiece with "The Old Man and the Sea" and everything else seems to be contemporarily popular fiction with all-too-similar settings, characteristics and self-insertion by the author.
However, I'm quite narrowminded and slow to grasp the point of a book. At times I have to browse the net just to understand the message in the first place.

Makes my 'critique' a bit bloody invalid, it does.

I'm just a normal functioning member of the human race and there's no way anyone can prove otherwise.
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Reddit discusses: Catcher in the Rye aided in my transition to adulthood. ...

Sometimes I'm better off not grasping it. I enjoyed Animal Farm a lot more when I thought it was a self-contained weird fantasy instead of a political allegory.
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