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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