Catcher in the Rye Video Game?

I read this column by Mike Littwin after JD Salinger’s death.

He poses the question, “Would today’s teenagers still get Holden Caulfield?”

It made me wonder about my friends and their relationship, if any, with Holden Caulfield.

Personally, I don’t have a relationship with Holden. For some inexplicable reason, like I didn’t want to, I never read it. Maybe I just preferred my own particular brand of angst to his.

So here are three questions for you …

1. Did you read The Catcher in the Rye?

2. Did you relate to Holden’s angst?

3. Would you play a Catcher in the Rye video game where you and Holden together fight ennui and phoniness with wicked awesome swords and swashbuckling heroics?

3 thoughts on “Catcher in the Rye Video Game?

  1. Jessie

    You know what’s funny? I will be reading Catcher in the Rye for my American Literature class this semester. Last Monday, I checked online at to see what I could expect to pay for a copy. $4.75 was the cheapest. Mr. Salinger died last Wednesday. The only copies available? Now worth $7.99.

    I read the book for “fun” a while ago. I didn’t connect with Holden at all, but I would totally play the video game, given the opportunity!

  2. Claudia

    I read Catcher in the Rye sometime around age 12. I remember next to nothing about it…which tells me I wasn’t impressed. Rosie O’Donnell was on The Late Late Show (with TV’s Craig Ferguson)the day Salinger died, so he asked her about the book. She said it was boring–about a whiny rich kid.

  3. Natasha

    Wow I just finished reading this book and I can totally relate to most it. I love the way it is written and Holden’s views on the world. This is definitely one of my favourite books. I might check out a video game about it if there was one, but I am not so into gaming.


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