"Catcher in the Rye" or "The Great Gatsby" (srs) (kryptonite fo a nigga)

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"Catcher in the Rye" or "The Great Gatsby"

Poll closed Jun 21, 2013.
  1. Catcher in the Rye

    76.9%
  2. The Great Gatsby

    15.4%
  3. Didn't read either :crazy2:

    7.7%
  1. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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  2. blairg

    blairg loving Mari

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    read both, Great Gatsby fo a nigga.
     
  3. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Never read Great Gatsby.

    Catcher in the Rye is a must read when you're around 14.
     
  4. blairg

    blairg loving Mari

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    I remember it was required reading in grade 9 or 10 English for me.
     
  5. Westerberg

    Westerberg Perfectly Lethal

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    I hate books.
     
  6. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    I liked the Great Gatsby but I have to go with Catcher in the Rye.
     
  7. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    I was still using crayons in 10th Grade English. :smile:
     
  8. FtM

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    Read both, I think my literature class being overly analytical about the symbolism in "The Great Gatsy" forever turned me off to it.

    "Catcher in the Rye" is funny in parts, but the end part is a bit clunky and boring.

    Both are incredibly overrated.
     
  9. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    voracious reader here and never read either of them.
    neither ever appealed to me.
     
  10. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    I hear that. Plus a guy being that stuck on the same broad isn't romantic, it's beta as fuck.

    Catcher in the Rye was really funny. I loved how misanthropic he was. Read it a few times.

    American Psycho is better than all of these and should be a classic. Same with Less Than Zero and
    Bright Lights Big City
     
  11. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    Great. Look at the two dumb dumbs who weren't forced to read them. :rolleye:
     
  12. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    out of the choices presented here we were only forces to read Gatsby in my pre-college school so I'll go with that one
     
  13. FtM

    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    In high school I was always in advanced English Lit, yet all the best books I read were on my own.

    No teacher ever broke down to me how shiny Ignatius Reilly's hot dog cart was in "A Confederacy of Dunces" and for that I am grateful. :eek:
     
  14. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    Franny, you ever read Mary Karr?
     
  15. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    I tried to pick books I was sure everyone has read :dontknow:
     
  16. Satori Brah

    Satori Brah Well-Known Member

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    When I was in 9th grade, I had already read most of the classics the other kids had to read so the teacher
    gave me "North Dallas Forty" :D great book. much better than the movie.
     
  17. Mack

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    [​IMG]

    "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" was easily the coolest book I read as an assignment in school.
     
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    Splashwut?
     
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    catcher in the rye was a better high school read, but all quiet on the western front was probably my favorite school read...my jr. year i had a class whose teacher was obsessed with the hobbit trilogy, i wanted to kill her after the first chapter, she let me read history books instead...btw i saw jd salinger at a diner my jr yr summer...so the waitress said..
     
  20. Just Peachy

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    Read and enjoyed both.... Catcher in the Rye is my favorite out of the two.