March 23, 2006

Screw You, Mrs. Frankel

I guess it's no surprise that this guy prefers I Am the Cheese to Catcher in the Rye. He revisited Catcher, and here's his review:

Well I re-read Holden Caufield in preparation for KING DORK and uhhh, well I don't see why everyone wants to be like this kid so much. Just seems kind of sad to me. He's pretty hateful towards just about everybody. Just some kid having a hard time dealing with his brother's death. He never comes across as being especially bright to me either. I mean practically the whole book is just him describing what he dislikes about various things and people. Don't get me wrong, I like the book, I even like him, I just don't see why anyone would want to be like him. He's depressed, lonely, paranoid, and a little snobby too. Awesome. No wonder I never finished it in high school. I was probably like "screw you mrs frankel, why the hell do you like this kid so much? Who gives a shit about his red hunting cap? what the hell are "falsies"? Why did we read this in 10th grade and I am the Cheese in 5th grade? I'd rather be like the kid in I am the Cheese, I mean, at least he had that cool bike."
Posted by Dr. Frank at March 23, 2006 04:49 PM | TrackBack

What are "falsies"? Only the product that put me through college/my way of life...plebian...

Posted by: MikeMc at March 23, 2006 05:32 PM

I'm pretty sure my teacher thought she was pretty cool when she explained what they were in class. Although there is a part of my memory that tells me she told us they were false eyelashes

Posted by: MArk at March 23, 2006 07:24 PM

don't forget cigarettes, he smoked a lot too.

Posted by: Zaphod at March 23, 2006 07:32 PM

okay i can no longer resist...

"i'm afraid of people who like Catcher in The Rye,
yeah i like it too but can someone tell me why?"

hope you get the reference.

Posted by: just me at March 24, 2006 01:06 AM

People he'd despise say i feel like that guy..

Posted by: TMJ at March 24, 2006 01:34 AM