Friday, July 16, 2010

The 1 Minute "The Catcher In The Rye"

J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher In The Rye was first published on this date in 1951.  The book really resonated with me when I initially read it as a young teenager.  But I've tried to re-read it a few times over the years as an adult and haven't ever gotten very far, maybe no further than the 10th or 20th time Holden calls someone a "phony."

A series of 1 minute video summaries of the book have been posted on You Tube. They're serious rather than satiric, but the discipline of making each one a minute long makes them a little comedic as well, intentionally or unintentionally.  You can watch the 1 minute "overview" HERE, or the 1 minute plot summary HERE.

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