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This Is Why I Collect Copies Of  The Catcher In The Rye     On the 65th anniversary of its publication, I wrote about why I own 20 copies of  Catcher :   When I first read it, at 20,  Catcher  was a revelation, but not for the reason you might assume: I fell in love with the language. It is still one of the most exquisitely rendered character studies I’ve ever read. The originality and power and consistency of the voice, so brilliantly controlled, so precisely deployed, not a word out of place. I got goosebumps reading it. It lit a fire in my emerging writer brain:  Oh… that’s how you do that.     Read more .

This Is Why I Collect Copies Of The Catcher In The Rye

On the 65th anniversary of its publication, I wrote about why I own 20 copies of Catcher:

When I first read it, at 20, Catcher was a revelation, but not for the reason you might assume: I fell in love with the language. It is still one of the most exquisitely rendered character studies I’ve ever read. The originality and power and consistency of the voice, so brilliantly controlled, so precisely deployed, not a word out of place. I got goosebumps reading it. It lit a fire in my emerging writer brain: Oh… that’s how you do that.

Read more.

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14 Alternate “Catcher In The Rye” Covers

With quotes by Holden Caulfield.

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Unexpected Layers of Glass Added to Books by Ramon Todo

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The Great Book Cover Project by Levente Szabo

Love these. Belgian artist Levente Szabo redesigns the covers of his favourite books. Done in Photoshop with handwritten lettering.

  1. The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
  2. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  8. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  9. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  10. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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