January 29, 2010

"Later in life I saw the movie "Conspiracy Theory" with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, and then it hit me: the book was about MK Ultra and the CIA."

Here I am blathering a bit about the Catcher Cult on the Huffington Post.

(This post's title is from a comment left on that post.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 29, 2010 07:30 PM | TrackBack

It sounds like I hated The Catcher in the Rye even more than Tom Henderson. Nirvana-ish "Poor me, I was born white and rich and I am so depressed" crap. Hating parents who buy you everything in the world....same spoiled frat boy mentality that produced the kind of bullies described by Tom, but real for some of us. I was far more influenced by coming of age books by John Fante and Bukowski, myself.

Posted by: David at January 31, 2010 03:17 AM

well put. i remember liking catcher in high school, then went back and reread it after reading king dork and thought it was good, but not really cult worthy.

Posted by: aaron at February 1, 2010 03:24 AM

check out the dead man musings conspiracy forum!

Posted by: chris at February 1, 2010 06:08 PM

Is it me or do the majority of posting here not understand the point of Catcher in the Rye? Let me preface this by saying, that I don't really like the book but it's not about Holden being a spoiled brat. It's about him being depressed, guilty and hating the world because he cannot get over the death of his "innocent" little brother. Now, a good few years of therapy would sort him out but back when this was written they decided to lock him up in a mental ward. Contrasting times.

Posted by: Zaphod at February 5, 2010 06:50 PM