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Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:I would love to see art of scenes from the book and
impressions of the book. I hope it`ll be interesting and
thought provoking to see the book from different angles that
way.

Update: the contest is over but the guestbook is still open. In Nov '06 a couple people posted stuff that was over the line in my view. Colliquial speech and goofiness is very Holden-esqe, that's welcome, but when it's clearly just trying to get people's attention, being outrageous, it's not going to remain on this board long, especially if there are a string of such posts. Let's be at least halfway civil. Thanks in advance.
Saturday, February 17th 2001 - 02:06:02 PM
Name: Bernd Wahlbrinck
E-mail address: bernd@wahlbrinck.de
Homepage URL: http://www.wahlbrinck.de/
Comments:Good Grief!
Suzanne, that s a neat idea - i hope lots of people will
join this competition (pity i can t draw or paint)
Bernie
PS. just by the way: concerning the cute picture you
yourself made with Allie behind the fence - how come you
gave him fair hair instead of this "very red hair" holden
speaks of?
Monday, February 19th 2001 - 07:28:38 AM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:I made Allie's hair the washed out version of red hair. I
liked how it matches the sun. I may change it, since, after
all, you are right.
Monday, February 19th 2001 - 08:44:00 AM
Name: Bernd Wahlbrinck
Comments:One more thing, folks:
let's not forget the nice picture of the rye field Suzanne
also drew herself on her EXPLORING THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
page...
Bernie
Monday, February 19th 2001 - 12:13:42 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Well, "folks," we're just two of us talking to each other.

I hope I got some art in the email tonight!
Monday, February 19th 2001 - 02:40:28 PM
Name: Suzanne Morine
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Ok, I changed Allie's hair to what I think of as the kind of
red that would stand out from across a golf course (not
auburn).


We have a first entry! I like how the goldfish is sort of
peeking a smile at us. :o)

Friday, February 23rd 2001 - 07:19:17 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:
Bernie (see below) mentioned in an email that there may be someone out there (maybe him?) who had some talent and an idea but could not get the use of a scanner. Someone who loves Catcher but lives on a remote cabin (maybe Holden himself!) or in a city ghetto and has no friend with a scanner. I suppose such a talented person might want to send it to me with postage for its return, and I'd scan it for them. If this is your situation, email me (I think only people with Internet access would know about or care about this site, so I think it's safe to say they have email). But be prepared to beg profusely (sorry).

I imagine if they won, they'd also need me to send a check or money order..

Happy Bernie? :o)

Tuesday, February 27th 2001 - 08:39:18 PM
Name: Shane
E-mail address: shanerous3@aol.com
Comments:I think the duck migration thing is great. The d.b. cover
is also very incredible, I've wondered that for a long
time. Nice job with the allie picture too suzanne... I'm
really excited to enter the contest, and to see more
pictures. Other peoples' interpretation of the book is
very interesting to me. I'll probably mail something to
you in the next week or so suzanne. Mail me if you like, I
would enjoy hearing from you or Bernie...
Thursday, March 1st 2001 - 03:37:13 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Great to hear you're planning on something, Shane. I look
forward to seeing your idea.
Friday, March 2nd 2001 - 11:40:46 AM
Name: Suzanne again
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:I just wanted to say I hope I didn't sound grumpy in the
message about the possibility of someone sending an entry
via regular mail. That was largely tounge in cheek. I am
looking forward to seeing more art and am very amazed by the
cleverness, humor, and skill of the two entries so far!
Friday, March 9th 2001 - 07:41:48 PM
Name: Martin Caulfield
E-mail address: martincaulfield@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://members.xoom.com/citr/blah.html
Comments:Halllo! Hey, I sent my submission. People vote for me! lol.
Okay, okay, hi, hello, and goodbye.
Thursday, March 29th 2001 - 03:16:09 PM
Name: Holden Caulfield
E-mail address: HoldenC@aol.com
Comments:Catch this: (l)
Friday, March 30th 2001 - 09:08:29 AM
Name: bob jones
E-mail address: bobjones@aol.com
Comments:these were gay and ugly
Monday, April 2nd 2001 - 10:42:10 AM
Name: Jack Quenton
Comments:I Like!I Like!
Tuesday, April 3rd 2001 - 10:42:45 AM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:I've been noticing lately that every statement has a
context. I'm used to thinking that art can be appreciated by
anyone, regardless of background. For instance, you don't
have to have been to Monet's lily pond to feel something of
it has been passed on to you, seeing his pond paintings. You
don't have to have been around peasants eating to be able
to feel something about Van Gogh's potato eaters.

But I
know a couple of people who haven't read Catcher
and I plan to ask them this question: looking at these
creations, what idea of the book do you get? It sure seems
like art has a context now! Those who haven't read the book
probably can appreciate some of the humor, the artistic
expertise, and the air, certainly. But those of us who have
read the book can love these pieces!

Just a bit of
philosophical musing..

Monday, April 9th 2001 - 09:06:18 PM
Name: jayse
E-mail address: jayse@e-lysian.com
Homepage URL: http://www.e-lysian.com/jayse
Comments:Hello all you Catcher-people out there. I'm from
Suzanne's "Anne Frank" side of the web and she asked me to
give my impressions of the artwork from the point of view
of someone that hasn't read CITR yet. I know, I know,
you're saying "WHAT?? You're KIDDING! You haven't read the
greatest book in the world??"

Don't worry, Suzanne is already on me about reading it! ;-)

BUT, I HAVE seen "6 Degrees of Seperation" - so that's
about as much as I know of CITR, and contributes to
my 'killer' views. (See the film to understand what I mean.)

So, my impressions:

Suzzanne's Drawing: I'd put this on my wall! 8)

This makes me think of happy childhood - carefree and
light - EXCEPT - Allie is BEHIND the fence. Hmmmmm...
Symbolic? I don't know who Allie is, or why she's at a golf
course - but it's a lovely drawing. Just SOMETHING sinister
about it. ;-)

NEWSPAPER: I can't figure this one out at all. But I'm
guessing it's an event in the book? If so - cooool! Nice
work!

PINK GOO: The Matrix meets Mary Kay. Or something to that
effect. This image scares me! But - it's also intriguing.
You know there's something more to it. And if you just
stare and look and think - you'll find it. He looks lonely -
suffocated almost - like he's watching his happy childhood
from an outsider's point of view. Sad, actually. It looks
sad. The pink seems sensual - perhaps in a frustrated way...

MARTIN'S COLLAGE: Nice and airy - this one is happier - at
first. Until you read some of the things. Ah - I see the
taxi (from the newspaper article above?) I see "Lousy
childhood" and "DB" and "Secret Goldfish" and "Mitt" and -
aha - the children in the Rye. Interesting - I always
pictured the "Catcher" as a baseball type of thing, when
really, maybe he wants to be a protector. He's just trying
to save something. Or, at least - that's the impression I
get. There's a lot of childhood imagery in this artwork -
like the stickers you used to stick everywhere your mom
told you not to. I assume there's a reason for that? Nice
work. 8)

JACK'S PROGRAM: Ah, I like that kind of stuff -
'recreations' - I don't 'get' any of it - Ducks? But well
done - especially the 'Weather Permitting' part. Clever ad
on.

JUSTIN'S "GOLDFISH" COVER: Another 'recreation' - cool!
Again - childhood, bright and happy looking - but there's
just SOMETHING EVIL in that fish's eye! ;-)

All in all my impressions are:
Very nice artwork. They definitely make me more interested
to read the book! So that's a great thing. I'm the type
that waits for the movie, but Suzanne assures me that won't
be happening anytime soon.

Very clever work - I hope my observations are at least a
little interesting. Keep up the great work! And thanks for
sharing them with us 'Non-Catchers'.

Cheers,

~ jayse
Tuesday, April 10th 2001 - 02:45:41 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Jayse! Thanks so much for the comments and for going into
such detail! There were a couple of things you picked up on
that really surprised me (for instance, I don't think it's
giving too much of the story away to tell you Allie is
dead). I don't think the look in the fish's eye is sinister
(though I am surprised that Bernd still hasn't suggested he
be turned gold. ;-)


Very interesting! Waiting for other non-Catcher visitors to
comment.. :o)

Tuesday, April 10th 2001 - 07:44:54 PM
Name: Eustacia Vye
E-mail address: vye@devon.uk
Homepage URL: http://-
Comments:Here's a definition that might be useful for the hardy and
appreciative amongst us:
ALLUSION:
Allusion in a work of literature is a brief reference,
explicit or indirect, to a person, place, or event, or to
another literary work or passage.
Most allusions serve to enlarge upon or enhance a
subject, but some are used in order ironically to undercut
it by the discrepancy between the subject and the allusion.
In older literature the author assumed that his
allusions would be recognized by the educated readers of
the day.
(M.H.Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms)
Wednesday, April 11th 2001 - 12:31:58 AM
Name: Bernd Wahlbrinck
E-mail address: bernd@wahlbrinck.de
Homepage URL: http://mitglied.tripod.de/BerndWahlbrinck/index.htm
Comments:IN DEFENSE OF JUSTIN'S GOLDFISH (First Entry)
- Concerning the colour of Justin's goldfish, and
Suzanne's utter bewilderment about it: Here's what I
found on a well-known CD-Rom under the heading of...
"Goldfish, species of soft-finned, freshwater fish of the
minnow family. Goldfish usually measure about 8 to 15 cm
(about 3 to 6 in) in length, although some have attained a
size exceeding 30 cm (12 in). Goldfish are exceptionally
long-lived and have been reported to reach an age of 70
years. Goldfish are native to eastern Asia, but they have
been successfully introduced into fresh waters throughout
the world. In their natural state, goldfish are olive green
in color and subsist on weeds and small invertebrates. The
occasional differences in color and form that they exhibit
have been perpetuated and accentuated among domestic
varieties by careful breeding. Upon escaping to a less
protected environment, such as a river, (OR AN AQUARIUM -
B.W.) selection for unusual color or form is not maintained
and the species usually reverts to its natural, olive-green
color.
The best-known domestic varieties of goldfish are golden
red. ..."
Wednesday, April 11th 2001 - 07:03:36 AM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Comments:Don't get me wrong: I love Justin's goldfish! I think he is
happy to be someone's secret and being hidden there in the
back is better than being bright gold, which would pop him
out the the eye immediately, so the light green expresses
that he is a secret. The plants back there and the lighting
also give a reason he'd look more green than gold. (Bernd
had commented that I didn't make Allie's hair exactly red,
so I was thinking GOLD fish, mmm, I bet Bernd will comment
about this, but no he didn't. So I commented that he hasn't
commented. Don't accuse me of utter bewilderment, man!)
Wednesday, April 11th 2001 - 11:37:37 AM
Name: martincaulfield
Comments:Hallo world! Why did I put stickers? Reasons? Okay, okay,
the truth is, I can't draw squat. lol. Well, I can draw
portraits of ppl's faces, but other than that I can't draw.
hehehe. Alrighty?? Another thing, all you CITR fans, the
new paperback it out!! Go get it! All of JD's books also
have new covers! Oh the joy of my life!
Wednesday, April 11th 2001 - 12:53:27 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Comments:Before reading Jayse's comments, I didn't think that
the "Pink Goo" was one of the better ones. But I now think
that picture is one of the better ones: it conveys
something on an emotional level. The frustrated sensuality
comment hit me. And before, I was irritated that there were
stick figures in this piece by someone who clearly has an
artistic sense. Jayse's mentioning childhood regarding that
piece made me realize that she deliberately used
stick figures (duh!) Also, the comment that he's looking
on, that he is separate -- I mean the piece has two parts
to it with, I feel, a dissonance, a potential separation, a
potential estrangement -- seems to be even the central
message. Very appropriate for the Catcher in the Rye, I
think.


More comments: allusion is certainly part of art. Yet that
art might convey something to people completely unfamiliar
with the subject. So another bit of irony in life, eh? I
don't know: I mean, I picture this as a gallery of art by
and for Catcher fans, so allusion is going to have a huge
part of it. You can't draw a lily pond without any lilies
or water. Yet it also seems important to ask if non-catcher
fans would come away with some sense of the book and
whether they'd be interested in reading it or not.



Another observation: it seems we could have several
categories and each piece would do differently on each:
artistic skill, appeal to fans, conveying the subject to
non-fans, humor, cleverness, simplicity, sensitivity/care,
intellectual, emotional, ... (no, there won't be different
categories of polling -- this sort of thinking is why I
should never judge art!)

Wednesday, April 11th 2001 - 01:14:28 PM
Name: Chris Kubica
Comments:I hope I win! ;)
Tuesday, April 17th 2001 - 11:51:16 AM
Name: Josh Callander
E-mail address: Joshman8@yahoo.com
Comments:Your pictures are horrible
Friday, April 20th 2001 - 09:04:48 AM
Name: Bart
E-mail address: Bartman169@aol.com
Comments:Those pictures had no fat people in them. Very
dissapointing! I thought the one in the field was by far
the WORST! I hope someone burns that one.


Note from Suzanne: this message and the previous are from the same IP and submitted seven minutes apart -- doubtless the same person.

Friday, April 20th 2001 - 09:11:55 AM
Name: joyce morrison
E-mail address: incurablejoyce@excite.com
Comments:CONGRATULATIONS,SUZANNE! this contest is a great idea. i
hope to be able to enter myself... :)

contrary to the other comments, i think the entries were
good. but i just hafta say that i i mostly like the one by
Jake Cauffle... was that an invitation?

Friday, April 20th 2001 - 09:29:06 PM
Name: Jack Cauffle
E-mail address: jcauffle@yahoo.com
Comments:Joyce,
1. I rejoiced about your comment!
2. "... was that an invitation?" Yeah sure - I'll see ya
at the museum on May 1st!
Jack
Saturday, April 21st 2001 - 07:23:39 AM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Joyce, feel free to send art. The gallery will stay up
after the contest and I'll add it to a section called
something like "art sent after the contest." I'm glad you
enjoyed it and don't forget to vote.
Monday, April 23rd 2001 - 09:42:37 AM
Name: Courtney
E-mail address: corkalou@hotmail.com
Comments:I may be only 17 years old, but these pictures definitly
captured the emotions in "The Catcher". I loved almost all
of them except the pink goo and the newspaper ones.
Tuesday, April 24th 2001 - 06:00:01 PM
Name: Michael
E-mail address: Mk1409@yahoo.com
Comments:I agree with Bart, these pictures need fat people. That
newspaper article was just plain stupid. I've never seen
anything worse in my life. The picture of the girl by the
fence was almost as gay. I couldn't tell whether it was a
girl or a tree.
Thursday, April 26th 2001 - 08:54:04 AM
Name: Billy Lane
E-mail address: www.hi11ybi11y7@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.joshisgay.com
Comments:What the hell is that Newspaper supposed to be? Ohh look I underlined some crap that and entered it into an art contest! Could you please teach me how to underline words as beautifully as you do! I would really appreciate it then I could show everyone how good I can underline and they would all like me! Please!
Thursday, April 26th 2001 - 12:37:32 PM
Name: Suzanne Morine, Grand Bestower of the Prize Money
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr/finds.htm
Comments:Congratulations Martin! Martin's collage was consistently the winner throughout the poll! It was interesting how Siri's piece got more and more popular as the voting went on. (By the way, I am still waiting to hear from her about whether I can keep her art up. Come on, Siri!)
I think everyone deserves congratulations: everything is so different! If you look at the gallery now, you will see there were only four people in reality. Bernd Wahlbrinck is a very inventive person, to state the obvious.
If anyone wants to make some Catcher art for the gallery, you can send it to me and I'll put it up in the second section with mine. Art still has to be about The Catcher in the Rye, fit the 750 X 500 pixel maximum, and 100K maximum file size.
(I also thought I'd note here that I put a link to this guest book on the Catcher creativity links page. So this guest book will now be used for any comments about assorted interpretations of Catcher, not just the late art contest. Also, by the way, you can use HTML tags in the comments of the guestbook, but use Enter for line breaks.)
Have a great day, everyone! Suzanne
Tuesday, May 1st 2001 - 08:14:00 AM
Name: Suzanne again
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr/finds.htm
Comments:I thought it was neat that every entrant was from a different country: Germany, Russia, Canada, and the USA. Neat world wide web-ness.
Tuesday, May 1st 2001 - 09:20:27 AM
Name: Leonardo Suller
E-mail address: leosuler@yahoo.com
Comments:This is my favorite book, and i think this interpretations are great. Congaratulations!
Leo Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Friday, May 4th 2001 - 09:51:38 PM
Name: Anwar
E-mail address: tabboubi@ecite.com
Comments: I am very glad to have read TCIR. There's something supernatural about this book that made everybody enthrolled by it,the one that wrote it couldnt be human.

Tuesday, May 8th 2001 - 04:25:21 AM
Name: santu
E-mail address: punters@quizbrain.com
Comments:wonderful posters!!!!!!!
Thursday, May 10th 2001 - 07:19:20 AM
Name: harsha
E-mail address: harsha_hbill@hotmail.com
Comments:
"DREAMBOOK"
- It killed me!...Almost.
Friday, May 11th 2001 - 03:45:33 AM
Name: Charles
E-mail address: butonman@hotmail.co.uk
Comments:Shut up Michael... At lest she's trying
I find this book amazing. I don't think I have read anything as good as this before. It trully is the greatest book ever.
Saturday, May 12th 2001 - 02:04:44 PM
Name: Holden
E-mail address: scanner14_98@yahoo.com
Comments:Whoever or whatever you are, this is a great site
and a huge help to students reading this book.
Sunday, May 13th 2001 - 01:29:42 PM
Name: Phoebe Caulfield
E-mail address: martincaulfield@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://members. xoom.com/citr/blah.html
Comments:Does anyone know where to get a copy of JD's stories from old New Yorkers? Does anyone go to university that has it? Do you have photocopies? I want to read. I can't find it at my uni.
Friday, June 29th 2001 - 08:24:49 PM
Name: molly
E-mail address: jameson88@home.com
Comments:i loved reading the catcher in the rhy.. couldnt put it
down..something about the writing style and how "i really
do" or something similiar was always said to emphasize. a
college dropout seeing more.
molly
Friday, September 28th 2001 - 08:50:21 PM
Name: Ivo Arsov
E-mail address: ivo_arsov@hotmail.com
Comments:The first piece of art on the page, of the lagoon is not an original piece. Bernd Wahlbrink copied that picture from another website and just transformed it in photoshop. He does not deserve to be in the contest. Go to http://members.tripod.de/BerndWahlbrinck/ to see the real picture.
Friday, January 4th 2002 - 12:04:36 PM
Name: Bernd Wahlbrinck
E-mail address: bernd@wahlbrinck.de
Homepage URL: http://mitglied.tripod.de/BerndWahlbrinck/index.htm
Comments:Ivo,
you have a weird sense of humour. You are blaming me for using MY OWN photo from MY OWN website! (My name is even part of the url, see above!)
Bernie
Saturday, January 5th 2002 - 12:05:35 PM
Name: Suzanne Morine
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Hi, about the artistic merits of the darkened duck pond, it's the question of "what is art," isn't it? Andy Warhol made art of Campbell's soup cans. He made giant soup cans. He made soup cans with different colors, but the same design. He even bought soup cans for 23 cents each, signed them, and sold them for $6 a can. I think he was asking what is art.

Well, I don't think Bernd was doing that, but still he did some creating: he had the idea of seeing what Holden's nighttime stumble around the pond looked like and he worked with a photo of that very pond. To me, it took a certain amount of creating - he didn't just randomly apply any old effect to the photo and submit it. I assume he worked until he was satisfied, and provided the quote from the book for it.

Certainly all of the other pieces in the gallery took more creativity. There were more decisions to be made, more problems to be solved. It's a question of where to draw the line: how much creativity has to go into something before it is art?

Also, since I had so few entries in the contest, I wasn't going to worry much about drawing the line on "original art," as long as it wasn't simply copied and seemed to be sent in a spirit of creating something new. So I included it. Take a look at the first entry in this guestbook and I think it met that spirit: hoping to see art that is "interesting and thought provoking to see the book from different angles."

Take another look at the dark pond.
Tuesday, January 8th 2002 - 06:04:33 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Well, I took my own advice and took a second look at the nighttime pond.. The buildings should have some lights on, especially since at least one is a hotel (the Plaza Hotel). I can believe that the sky might be gray -- the moon could be out and the lights of the city could light up a foggy sky. But then the buildings should have some lights on. Sorry, Bernd (but.. that lets me get you back for that comment about the color of Allie's hair..)
Monday, January 14th 2002 - 06:34:19 PM
Name: ISABEL MOROCHO
E-mail address: LORENA16091985
Comments:I THINK THIS IS A WED THAT IS VERY INCREABLE BECAUSE IT GIVES A UNDERSTANDING THE CHARACTER'S, HOLDEN CAULFIELD MIND, HEART,AND SOUL.
Thursday, January 31st 2002 - 05:19:16 AM
Name: Tracy
E-mail address: advisor@duck-birds.com
Homepage URL: http://www.duck-birds.com
Comments:Please visit our www.duck-birds.com site!
Friday, February 22nd 2002 - 03:56:31 AM
Name: Eric Martinez
E-mail address: hatchhback@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://hatchback.8m.com
Comments:awsonme site.. i really enjoyed it.. very interesting and funny.. i am from new orleans soon to be a resident of nyc. i 1st read this book in high school and could not get over the fact that a 16 year old boy was wondering the streets of nyc with out any parental supervion .. now i am doin that. it makes catcher in the rye come to life even more.. keep up this site.. get better pictuers for that book too .. give me a ring, i will gladdly help with putting a book together.. if you need photos, notes.. whatever..
eric~
Wednesday, March 6th 2002 - 08:46:03 PM
Name: Suzanne Morine
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Hi Eric, thanks for the enthusiasm and generous offer -- wow! About the book thing, I take it you saw the poll about possibly publishing a book but, like I explain in the notes on the poll, I am not pursuing publishing a book. Being unemployed, the idea is mildly interesting, now that I think of it (again). Who knows what the future will hold? I just might pick up on the idea again. But not right now. Thanks again!!! Suzanne
Tuesday, March 12th 2002 - 12:30:40 PM
Name: George armstrong
E-mail address: www.garmstrrong@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.rye.com
Comments:I Think that this is a great sight but i have a question . If guinea pigs could fly would we still exist
Tuesday, April 9th 2002 - 07:38:49 AM
Name: Ed Suckling
E-mail address: edwardsuckling@hotmail.com
Comments:Pink goo one is excellent. Wouldn't want to see a realistic picture of Holden, because it would ruin my perception of him, like seeing a movie of CITR probably would. Even the book cover with him walking through a red light area (in Martin Caulfield's picture aswell)is a bit too much. For me, pink goo makes it not too clear, which is good, although i reckon there's a slight resemblance to Bono from U2.
Sunday, April 14th 2002 - 11:47:02 AM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Ed Suckling, eh? Right. Sounds like a phony name to me. But I like your style, lots of reassuring us it's just your opinion.


A bit of information: the pink goo guy is not Bono from U2. The artist wrote me that the boy in the art is not at all widely recognizeable, nothing like Bono from U2. He might not even be widely recognizeable in his country, which is not the UK or the US.

About realistic depictions of Holden, I think people, especially today, have a great ability to consider images and presentations and then form their impressions in a free flowing manner. Think of how many images there are of Christ, movies of Dickens stories, Huck Finn and on and on. I still form my own image reading a book despite all of that. And think of how much advertising we are exposed to and we still don't think our looks and our lives will be great if we buy a can of soda pop (on the other hand, maybe it works on some people because they keep advertising that way, or maybe it's all just for keeping up name recognition). And the book cover you mention only portrays Holden from the side, sort of facing away. I actually suspect it would be better if there were a wide variety of images of Holden. I think when that happens, it underlines the point that it's up to the reader to form an image for themselves: what they think so-and-so looks like.

Thursday, April 18th 2002 - 11:59:38 AM
Name: Jule
E-mail address: sandy.ries@web.de
Comments:We liked the book "catcher in the rye" very much, but only before we read it ;-) but telling the truth : It's the most boring book we've ever read before!!!
We love U all!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 11th 2002 - 02:09:07 AM
Name: Lindsey Michelle
E-mail address: Gr8Gymnst@aol.com
Comments:Awesome site... really good job... This book by far is one of the most amazing books I've ever read. Its the only book I ever finished in highschool, and it was the first book I ever read twice...thanks for all you've done with this website, its great!
Tuesday, June 18th 2002 - 09:45:37 PM
Name: Brian
E-mail address: Johnny1048@excite.com
Comments:If I see any phonies I usualy sock em in the mouth before they get a chance to say anything. I love your page. I love Holden. But one thing, You guys are goddamn crazy to obsess over this book like this. Atleast ya ain't phony. I hope otherwise i'd sock ya right in the mouth.
Wednesday, September 11th 2002 - 03:09:04 PM
Name: Suzanne Morine
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:"I'd rather push a guy out the window or chop his head off with an ax than sock him in the jaw...I hate fist fights...what scares me most is the other guy's face..." page 89

To me, Brian's note sounds crafted to sound Holdenish without understanding Holden very well at all. Holden is no bully and he has more imagination than one. OK, axes and pushing out the window are violent bullying things, yes. But he's saying that if he had to resort to violence, he'd do those. What he really spends time dreaming of is dreams of escape and some clever ways to do it (like the deaf-mute idea is a hoot). Of course, Holden did take a sock at Stradlater.. he doesn't have stock answers to anything. This Brian persona sounds like a robot, which Holden definitely isn't..

Maybe you agree with the analysis presented in Six Degrees of Separation and the killers who point to Catcher to try to justify their actions. See Catcher references in Six Degrees of Sep., which quotes the movie. Again, I think Holden is no bully and has plenty of imagination. I think I agree about the paralysis, though. I mean, even the deaf-mute escape is a rather negative/hopeless imagining, very unlike the hopeful light feeling at the end of that movie.
Thursday, September 19th 2002 - 03:58:17 PM
Name: chris hopkins
E-mail address: thekidfromoz@hotmail.com
Comments:Amazing site, so there is a few of us out there who realy know the depth of the book! if only a few more people thought this way.....hey..who knows... :O)
Sunday, October 20th 2002 - 10:01:57 AM
Name: Zachary Horvath
Comments:Your site is very nice. I don't think that I have ever visited a fan site to a book with fan art and fiction. It's nice to see one.
Sunday, October 20th 2002 - 06:47:38 PM
Name: jen
E-mail address: none
Comments:i really liked the book and the site
Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 06:55:56 AM
Name: gerard b.
E-mail address: ted3f@yahoo.com
Comments:catcher in the rye mirrors my life. i stirve to be like holden, he is a true american hero. and in this modern era of terrorism we need a here. will u be are hero holden. if it werent for the foul languge this would be the greatest book of all time with the exception of willy wanka and the chocolate factory. this sight should look further into holdens homosexuality. that kid is real gay.
Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 07:09:21 AM
Name: matt
E-mail address: no
Comments: good page
Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 07:19:06 AM
Name: dave
Comments:when my mom found out our school was making us read the book she slapped me. slapped me right in the mouth. then she went into school and slapped my teacher. she would have slapped the princable but she was in hand cuffs by this time. well the reason im posting this is to warn u that my mom gets out next month and she may come for u suzanne morine. always with love dave g
Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 07:25:00 AM
Name: Suzanne
Comments:When your mother gets out of WHERE? Prison? But then how did she get at people to slap them? Or maybe they sent her to jail after all of those assaults. .. I feel threatened by this message.. I suppose there is reason to be angry with people who like catcher in the rye if you don't like the book for some reason, but then you know the pen is mightier than the sword/slap. Is there any rhyme or reason for her slapping YOU? I don't think so. Maybe she really wants to slap Salinger. Even so, she should learn to articulate what she doesn't like so she can CONVINCE people to not read the book, have web sites, write the book, etc. because of course people will go do what they WANT. Gotta go and hide now.. WITH a copy of CITR.. Or maybe this has all been a joke or a bit of an exaggeration. If not, sorry you have to her to deal with. She sounds like a real moron, as Holden would say.
Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 03:52:56 PM
Name: Suzanne again
Comments:Gerard, check out A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. A case could be made that the story was about two gay guys but Knowles needed to shroud that particular point because he was writing during the 1950's. I wonder if Knowles ever said anything about it. Supposedly he's still alive.

Regarding Catcher in the Rye, I think Holden's case is too ambiguous, especially since we only follow him during three days and those days were exceptional, so it'd be silly to jump to conclusions. For instance, we could conclude that Holden swore off night clubs because of his frequently saying how and why he hates them, but I'd doubt he would. Unlike the characters in ASP, Holden has no close male friends, so you can't point at personal attachments. Also his age, there is the case that too much can be read into something anyone did as a teen.

I just checked the web and it seems like there's a lot of mention of Antolini's sexuality but not Holden's (although there is a "Holden Caulfield's Lover's Blog" -- male author -- but no mention of Holden that I could find -- the web, what wonders it brings..). There was also an essay someone wrote with stuff about how homosexual (and a hypocrite) Holden is and why. I found it unconvincing. Suzanne

Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 04:59:58 PM
Name: Suzanne again
Comments:Looks like these guys (see above spate of emails at roughly the same time) are from Massachusetts, so I don't have to worry as much as I thought. Thousands of miles away. Ah.. as long as his mom doesn't hijack a plane or something. Hee hee.
Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 05:07:33 PM
Name: Rebecca Harrington
E-mail address: rebeccaharrington@cox.net
Comments:You know what is interesting? I think that Catcher in the Rye is the most fundamentally misunderstood book in the world. No wonder J.D Salinger went into hiding. I would go into hiding if my book was interpreted the way The Catcher in the Rye is interpreted. Its like no one understands the far reaching religious conotations of Holden's journey. The very fact that you have an essay about Holden having post traumatic stress disorder from some sort of hazing incident is the most absurd thing I have ever heard in my life, and it is this fundamental misunderstandfing of Salinger's mission that is proliferated all over your site. I can't imagine interpreting Catcher in the Rye as anything put of religious philosophy. Holden is the modern day Christ, a saint who want to sacrifice himself, to become the Catcher in the Rye, to save everyone. In fact the very fact that Holden does not sacrifice himself is his failure to complete Christ's quest. Salinger's message is that you can not make yourself Christ and judge the phonies, because judging the phonies is really presumptuous and wrong. Only god can do it. Holden does not die, and he fails in one sense, he choses to live a human exsistance, and thus forfeits his right to judgement.
Wednesday, December 11th 2002 - 06:12:32 PM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@dimensional.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:"Some sort of hazing incident" shows you didn't really read the PTSD article. I contended that it wasn't an incident of bullying but a chronic (ongoing) situation. (Hell, even hazing would be bad enough -- it's banned or illegal a lot of places for a reason.)
Holden Caulfield simply is "the modern day Christ." Huh? No room for doubt? Not just a matter of opinion? Nope. God has spoken.
Well, obviously I disagree.
Why? Quite a few reasons, actually. Salinger is obviously interested in spirituality, but he's not focused on Christianity by any means; I think Salinger wrote stories much more about Christ and spiritual living than Catcher was. Even in Catcher, James Castle is a much better example of a Christ figure than Holden; Holden says he is "sort of an atheist" (p. 99); Sure, Holden thinks about and likes Jesus, but also constantly uses "Jesus," and "chrissake," etc. as language seasoning (doesn't seem very respectful). I think an actual Christ figure -- God on earth -- wouldn't be so inconsistent, nor so preoccupied with sex, nor so willing to get drunk and generally waste time on stuff he despises; I also don't think he'd make reference to himself. Finally, along more amusing lines, I think if Salinger, a normally sensitive writer, was going to write about a "modern day Christ," he wouldn't thump us over the head with the idea by setting it during the Christmas rush (and if he did, why stop there -- he could have named him so his initials would be J.C. just like Jesus! :o) Hee hee hee).
I also googled around the web for references to Holden being a Christ figure. There aren't many, though apparently several people have written about it offline over the years. I added links to my observations page (just to show how Christlike I can be, hee hee :o).
But wait a minute, what an accomplishment I've made! This site is the home to the the most absurd thing ever heard in someone's life! Given to hyperbole? Not been around the Web much?
Thursday, December 12th 2002 - 02:19:52 PM
Name: teresa
Comments:oh my god, this site is just amazing...!!!
i like it... with all those pictures and the whole stuff!
Wednesday, December 18th 2002 - 04:06:01 AM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Thanks, Teresa.
Thursday, December 19th 2002 - 03:25:27 PM
Name: penelope
Comments:Hey - I was curious as to who created the image of the field at sunset with the black line drawing of children over it? It really looks great. . .just thought you should know. If you had an extra copy laying around, you might have an interested buyer. And about the Christ/Holden arguement-you can see anything as pink when you wear rose colored glasses. And yes, themes tend to repeat themselves over time, but instead of looking for the same message repeated in literature, wouldn't be more valuable and mind expanding to try to glean a new idea from each new piece you read? Critics have argued the Christ metaphor from The Great Gatsby to Huckelberry Finn. Are all the great authors of our time so afixed upon the Christ story that they don't venture into original thought? Just some thoughts. . .
Saturday, December 21st 2002 - 02:33:09 PM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:That image is from this page about Catcher. There's an email at the bottom of the page. Thanks for your comments about seeing pink!
Monday, December 23rd 2002 - 12:51:18 PM
Name: zac
Comments:SHOW ME WHAT HOLDEN LOOKS LIKE, ITS KILLING ME.
Thursday, December 26th 2002 - 07:37:36 AM
Name: Suzanne
E-mail address: suzannem@frii.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Zac, Check out the collection of book covers this guy has (click "Catcher in the Rye"). A few of them have drawings of Holden Caulfield.
You might also look around the other links on my art page, because there are a few more, depending on what you consider a picture of HC.
Thursday, December 26th 2002 - 12:10:52 PM
Name: Emily Williams
E-mail address: missstar@lycos.co.uk
Comments:OK, so this has nothing to do with the art but I'm writing in here anyway!

I persuaded my best friend to read CITR. She did, but said the book was ruined for her as Holden is so similar to someone she knows, a 19 year old on medication for depression. Many of Holden's characteristics are exactly the same as his. However, having read CITR I understand him much better. I know of two other young men, one a former boyfriend, the other a classmate, who have recently fallen into the trap of depression via a nervous breakdown in the last few months.

I think that this is a sign of CITR's universal appeal. Whatever the fate of Holden, many of his characteristics mirror our own. This goes to show how close we all are to breaking down and that it is not an abnormality. The book is actually oddly optimistic, but at the same time indicative of our own faults and paranoia. It is a window into understanding.
Sunday, December 29th 2002 - 07:05:52 AM
Name: Rona
Comments:I just finished reading the book, and i must say taht this is just the BEST BOOK EVER WRITEN!!!! i it to everyone!!
though, i didn't like the ending too much!
and could enyone explain to me why is the book named 'The Catcher in THe Rye'?? it is just mentioned twice in the howl book!
still, loved it!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, January 22nd 2003 - 09:47:55 AM
Name: Pierre
E-mail address: pierre141@lycos.nl
Homepage URL: http://douglassaid.iwebland.com
Comments:"If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?" (Douglas Adams)
Tuesday, February 25th 2003 - 08:27:10 AM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/
Comments:I take it that's a bit of advice for Holden. This very same day I got the above link: the art of money getting (1880) by P.T. Barnum. It actually has some good advice for living, at least the summary looks like it.
Tuesday, February 25th 2003 - 09:32:38 PM
Name: ryan fleming
E-mail address: ryanfleming@number1alien.com
Homepage URL: http://irishbull.blogspot.com
Comments:this site is amazing. i didn't check to see how often it's updated, hopefully my message won't get lost in the cyberspace wasteland.

i'm doing a project for my english class regarding citr. my teach wants us to make some sort of scrapbook including approximately 2 symbols per each chapter. it's supposed to have a picture representing each symbol, and a short paragraph explaining the significance.

i'm taking a slightly different approach. i found a really old clipboard, and i'm making a patient report on holden from the point of view of one of the psychiatrists at the hospital where he is at the beginning and end of the novel. it basically chronicals 26 sessions with holden in january 1950.

i found my way to this site via google trying to find out exactly when the book is set. i had already done most of my idea work, which included making a faux newspaper advertisement for pencey. interesting how something along those lines is on this site as well.

the section on holden and PTSD is REALLY helpful, i hope you don't mind me using it a bit (cited of course).

basically, thanks for the great work, and feel free to email me if you wish.

-Ryan
Wednesday, April 2nd 2003 - 09:26:26 PM
Name: micky
Comments:great job here. we have to do some kinda project on this book and i found your website on google. very interestin and cool.
Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 08:24:52 AM
Name: mugu
E-mail address: mugu@mugu.com
Homepage URL: http://hlm
Comments:mugu keeeeeeeeeeeeep offfffffffffffffff 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Wednesday, August 20th 2003 - 04:07:28 PM
Name: Aaron Hansen
E-mail address: Iceman334455@yahoo.com
Comments:I;ve read The Cather In The Rye 8 times. I've never gotting sick of it. I lean something new ever time i read it. After the first time I read it I thought about the hole book and diffrent fragments of the book for about a month. It really changed my life. I think everyone should read this book. Every other time I read the book every thing gets more clear. If you havent read the book I think you really should. And if you have read it read it again. I;ve read alot of books in my life and The Catcher In the Rye is the best book I have ever read. I think they should make a movie out of it to. I really do.
Sunday, August 31st 2003 - 06:58:17 PM
Name: Aaron Hansen
E-mail address: iceman334455@yahoo.com
Comments:I just wanted to thank Suzanne Morine for making this web site. It answered all my questions about the book, after i read it. thanks again.
Sunday, August 31st 2003 - 07:03:13 PM
Name: Matt
E-mail address: mole_stew@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.jorgman.burn.at
Comments:This page has really helped me prepare for my essay on The Catcher...without letting me cheat!!! Thanks!
Wednesday, September 17th 2003 - 05:42:47 AM
Name: Aaron Hansen
E-mail address: iceman@yahoo.com
Comments:If any of you know what Holden Caulfield is talking about when he says "phonies". Like when he says "there were phonies jumping out the goddamn windows". please write what you think he means on this guestbook.
Saturday, October 11th 2003 - 07:59:21 PM
Name: Holden Caulfield
Comments:i'm not jesus or god
Saturday, October 11th 2003 - 08:00:44 PM
Name: Jeffery
E-mail address: simspat@aol.com
Comments:In my opinion you have to know what he means by phonies to understand anything in the book. I feel that phonies are pretty much everybody but holden has the ability to step back and look at everyone and actually think about their actions. Most people do not posses that ability, they just dont think about it.
Monday, November 10th 2003 - 07:53:41 PM
Name: Aaron Hansen
Comments:To Jeffery:
I do know what it means by "phony" and i dont think Holden meant fake or not real people by useing the word phony. I think he meant something diffrent. I just wanted other peoples thoughts on it. And i do understand everything in that book. Its the best book I have ever read. And it changed my life. and if u undeerstand the book it would have changed ur life too.
please responde
Saturday, November 22nd 2003 - 05:37:12 PM
Name: NWA MGBADA
E-mail address: oruna40@hotmail.com
Comments:I LOVE THE SITE.VERY INFORMATIVE.
Monday, November 24th 2003 - 02:16:24 PM
Name: joy
E-mail address: stellar_joy@yahoo.com
Comments:im sure ill be back in this site... til then..
Sunday, December 7th 2003 - 09:57:37 PM
Name: sarah reilly
E-mail address: sarahreilly2@hotmail.com
Comments:hey i dont know what im signing but hi from all in kilkee in ireland
Monday, January 5th 2004 - 07:49:57 AM
Name: Cynthia Pires Amaral
E-mail address: cyntpa@hotmail.com
Comments:Exploring "The catcher in the Rye" or exploring Me?Suzan this site is going to be my home!It's wonderfull.
Cynthia
Brazil
Monday, January 19th 2004 - 05:18:24 PM
Name: Monica
E-mail address: Monica@msn.com
Comments:Great book we're studying it at school for our exam.If you love CITR you'll love Vernon God Little. We love Holden!!!
Wednesday, February 4th 2004 - 01:31:49 AM
Name: Jad
E-mail address: Jad16@angelfire.com
Comments:Very nice website...I like the fact that you have a photo album..that's interesting to behold. Citr is the best book ever, and it's good to see someone who enjoys it as much as I do.
Sunday, February 29th 2004 - 04:56:59 PM
Name: A.Lewis
E-mail address: cky_amateur@hotmail.com
Comments:I go to an alternate school and we just finished the book in class and we had to make a cut poster of the last scene in the book the carousel and all this art was inspiring.
Thank you
Monday, March 8th 2004 - 05:48:10 PM
Name: Aaron Hansen
E-mail address: fisherman334455@hotmail.com
Comments:To Any'1

To all you people out there who dont really know what the catcher in the rye is really about I dont think you should have read this book you taken it futher by going to the website. If you want to no the truth I think all of you are phonies. " I read it in class" No one gives a damn. You have to understand the book, I mean really understand. I have study'd this book for a long time I believe me I Understand this book. I know that you can just read this book and understand the basics like what Holden dose but you being the phony dont no the real story. You have to read behind the lines to fully understand. All of this is hard to explain o a bunch of phonies but if you dont agree or if you do agree with me then give me an email. Tell me what a phony thinks about the Catcher in rye I would want to no.
Thursday, March 11th 2004 - 07:32:03 AM
Name: Suzanne Morine
E-mail address: suzannem@frii.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:I think this is a good time to remind everyone that you will get spam if you put your email on this page or any web page. Spammers mine the web for email addresses. It is very possible that hackers do, too.


This is also a good time to thank people for the compliments. I am glad you found the site useful, interesting, and/or fun.


Suzanne

Friday, March 12th 2004 - 12:34:45 PM
Name: Aaron Hansen
E-mail address: Fisherman334455@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/beef334455
Comments: Its me again. I dont mean to keep on taken up room but things are piss'en me off big time. All you Phony ass people that read this book for a school book report. Tell your teacher to stop teaching this book to phonies like yourself. I'm sick of all it. You phony people have no clue what the hell this book is about. You just sit in your perfect little world and do this book report of some book that your teacher told you to read. thats bowl shit. Its no "some book". Phonies I hate 'em. You "people' no what I'm talking about to. even if you don want to show it. Holden is going out on his own because he sick of the hole goddamn world and all its shit. He really dosent have any friends but he dont give a damn. when he says that he wants to move west and be a mime and not have to talk to any phony I'm with him thats what i want to do to. just to get the hell out. But why Am i try'en to expalin all this to a bunch of phonies. Youll never undrstand!
Saturday, March 13th 2004 - 04:48:51 PM
Name: Aaron Hansen
E-mail address: fisherman334455@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/beef334455
Comments:dear anyone
what is CITR. is it like a book. please email me and tell.
Saturday, March 13th 2004 - 04:52:13 PM
Name: Suzanne
Comments:hey, no problem (so far) taking up space on my guestbook, I just took up a bunch on yours (bwah ha ha ha! maniacal laughter :o). Check out his page, it's good. Hey, do you like The Cure? I haven't listened to their recent stuff, but their early stuff is very very good.
Sunday, March 14th 2004 - 10:30:52 AM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.wahlbrinck.de/catcherintherye/int.htm#1sum
Comments:Try the above link to find out about all about CITR. ;o)
Friday, March 19th 2004 - 10:18:00 AM
Name: Yaritza
E-mail address: yari80302@earthlink.net
Comments:I liked the pictures and the Catcher in The Rye was an excellent book!!!
Wednesday, April 21st 2004 - 08:46:51 AM
Name: bob
E-mail address: whatisthat@yahoo.com
Comments:this picture is weird and has nothing to do with the book.
Sunday, April 25th 2004 - 06:18:58 PM
Name: Ben Mears
E-mail address: pillbox1976@yahoo.com
Comments:Catcher in the rye was a fabulous book. I loved the sybolism and the hidden concepts. The book is really written on different levels of awareness. Jane G. was a puzzle to me, as Holden kept talking about her throughout the whole story but never did anything with that except put in the beautifully symbolic lines about the kings in the back rows. I am an aspiring writer, please email me and i'll send you some of my short stories. I am looking for suggestion in revision of several. Have a nice day.
Wednesday, May 12th 2004 - 07:36:00 PM
Name: Anna D.
E-mail address: a_dawidowska@yahoo.com
Comments: I LOVE the website and surely will be using it with my students in September after they will read Catcher as their summer reading requirement.
Also, I was approached by my chairperson today and was told that by teaching this novel from the 1950's point of view is wrong since it was published in 1940's. In fact she remembers being in H.S. in 1946 I believe, having to read Catcher. So, come on Catcher wizards, what is the answer? Most of the teacher's guides and study guides stress the fact that we should teach the students about the rock n roll era, with a homogeneous society and women who loved wearing poodle skirts? Or is my chair right (i hope not :)) in saying that it's a pre-rock n roll era as she surely remembers? I just checked out the e-bay link you have here with the first edition of Catcher and that is from 1951. Other copy right dates such as 1945 and 1946 appear as well though in that edition. So with all that I hope you can help.
Anna
Monday, June 7th 2004 - 07:29:45 PM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Anna and everybody, your book probably also has the list of which magazines those copyrights are about: Colliers, Dec 1945, The New Yorker, Dec 1946. The titles of these were I'm Crazy, and Slight Rebellion off Madison. There is another story that talks quite a bit about a Holden Caulfield (a person who sounds very like our HC): This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise (Esquire Oct 1945). So your chairperson is both right and wrong. She probably read about Holden leaving school in the Colliers magazine.
You can apparently read these online.
Tuesday, June 8th 2004 - 07:34:10 PM
Name: chelsea
E-mail address: stlcutie05L@aol.com
Comments:thank you for the insight on the catcher in the rye....i've never thought of the whole PTSD. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 07:14:16 AM
Name: Bernie Wahlbrinck
E-mail address: bernd@wahlbrinck.de
Homepage URL: http://www.wahlbrinck.de/catcherintherye/index.htm
Comments:To those who love "Catcher in the Rye Art":
For Christmas I was given a checkerboard, and suddenly I had this idea of using it to create something funny about one of my favorite scenes in the Catcher: chapter 11, where Holden recalls playing checkers with Jane.
If anybody is interested, go to my gallery (which was inspired by Suzanne's art contest in the first place) and check out "KINGS IN THE BACK ROW" at http://www.wahlbrinck.de/catcherintherye/gall-kingsbackrow.htm. -
Anyway, a happy new year to Suzanne and all those Catcher fans out there - or, as we say here in Germany, "wishing you a good slide into the new year" - Bernie
Friday, December 31st 2004 - 07:17:33 AM
Name: specialk
Comments:I saw the checkerboard.. Bern must be an excellent whistler.. But I take that back because the Ossenburger ad is very funny, in a few ways (a funeral home on Madison Ave? Not bloody likely!).. Check it out: http://www.wahlbrinck.de/catcherintherye/gall-ossenburger.htm
Monday, January 24th 2005 - 12:43:37 PM
Name: anonomyous
Comments:i think that this site does not relate to the book
Tuesday, January 25th 2005 - 06:21:39 AM
Name: Imogen Apple
E-mail address: cracker_princess@yahoo.com
Comments:U know,its nice to know that there is a whole bunch of Holden-wannabies in the world. Relieving? Kind of...
Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 02:59:16 AM
Name: Jamie
E-mail address: thegreenfairy82@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://lostralian.blogspot.com
Comments:I just wanted to say that I love this site; I'm surprised there aren't more CITR sites around. This is also the only site I've come across with Catcher fanfiction, which pleased me greatly. I've been a fan of the book since 1998 when I read it in tenth grade (I even wrote an English AP essay on it, but that's something else altogether...)

I also love the creative fanart on here.

So that's it, I guess.
Friday, April 1st 2005 - 07:46:39 PM
Name: Jessica
Comments:This is one of my favorite books. Holden is someone you would seriously love to know. I wish someone would make it a movie.
Tuesday, April 5th 2005 - 10:45:27 PM
Name: saskia
E-mail address: smudo69@party.de
Comments:hello i have a minute and so i do sign your dreambook. being from germany, i didn't really understand what the dreambook is about, but i've got a questions:
what's the reason for all being?

please answer to my e-mail adress
Thursday, May 19th 2005 - 01:41:05 AM
Name: Tee Kay
E-mail address: TomKnowlesSales
Comments:I am wondering what all the fools are thinkng out there this evening. Very few take the opportunity to stop and think...........................
Friday, June 3rd 2005 - 07:46:32 PM
Name: Nikki
E-mail address: evil_noodlez_of_doom@yahoo.com
Comments:Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorite books. I really love the site. I found the photo gallery really interesting. You know, the way you looked for the places in Catcher in the Rye. Nice job ^-^.
Wednesday, August 31st 2005 - 07:56:16 PM
Name: Marnie
E-mail address: sossos@sos.com
Homepage URL: http://www.dontlikemyjob.com
Comments:Greetings from Canada. A wonderful site for a wonderful book. I shall return.

Marnie www.dontlikemyjob.com
Tuesday, November 15th 2005 - 12:50:33 AM
Name: Diya
Comments:i LOVE this website. i'm doing a graphics project for my college on catcher in the rye and have to do loads of research and this has everything i Need! basically keep up the goood work, i'll try and send in my finished work and more artwork and helpful links would be appricitaed
Tuesday, January 31st 2006 - 11:15:18 AM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Thanks for the note, D! I look forward to seeing the artwork. (I do still add art to the gallery.)
Wednesday, February 1st 2006 - 12:10:26 PM
Name: Sarah Cox
E-mail address: sarah_bell12@yahoo.com
Comments:Hey... I love youre website... i didn't think i would like catcher in the rye but i did and i think that now i have a new appreciation for my child-hood of how i grew up and how there truly is a Holden Caulfield living in everyone of us..its just how we suppress and Release him..
Friday, April 7th 2006 - 03:43:02 PM
Name: Wendy
E-mail address: japloinblues@yahoo.com
Comments:I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SEE A PICTURE OR SOME KIND OF IMAGE ON "HOLDEN" OR THE OTHER CHARACTERS LIKE "ACKLEY KID", AND "JANE", ALTHOUGH, I DO HAVE SOME KIND OF IMAGE OF THEME ON HOW THE WOULD LOOK, ON MY HEAD OFCOURSE, THATS WHEN IMAGINATION COMES IN. ANY WAY, IT WOULD BE AWESOME!!TO SEE OTHERS DESCRIPTION ON HOW THERE "HOLDEN" LOOKS LIKE. THANKS FOR THE PICTURE OF THE POND. PS. WHERE DO THE DUCKS GO?
Thursday, May 4th 2006 - 11:21:11 AM
Name: suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:(I deleted a couple entries for being too long: someone's long entry and my long reply. Sorry, best wishes Aaron.)
Thursday, November 16th 2006 - 10:49:40 AM
Name: You already NO
Comments:If you could give me some good advice with this problem of mine, it would make my day. I'm a 17 year old male. I'm also a heavy smoker of marijuana, about 7 to 10 grams a day. Once I took my first hit, three years ago, I was hooked and havenít slowed down since. I drink alcohol from time to time but I'm pretty sure I can manage to quit that. Iíve done other drugs like cocaine, mushrooms and prescription drugs. But Iíve only done those a few times and have no urges to do them again. I've smoked marijuana everyday of my life since I was 14. I remember, a few seconds after I took that first hit my brother said to me, "Now you'll know why I love it so much". And he was right. Boy was he right. I need to quit ASAP. I believed all these rumors that marijuana isnít additive. But a few weeks ago I tried to quit. I got ride of all my paraphernalia, 3 years of smoking I had more stuff then I had thought. I just straight up gave all of it to one of my friends (who has no thought to stop smoking.) I smoked the rest of my supply and set back and waited. The next day at school was bad. I couldnít stand anyone. I didnít want to talk to anyone. I was very depressed (and that just got worse until I relapsed.) The second night of soberness*, I got like 2 hours of sleep. I rolled around in bed until dawn. I was real tied but I couldnít fall asleep. And once I did fall asleep I had the craziest dream of my life. I kept on remembering this dream I had all the next day. It was tripping me out. I thought it was trying to tell me something. It was like some crack, it really was. Who ever says that this drug isnít addictive has never smoked before. The 3rd day at school I flipped out on my English teacher, just for her asking me to read a poem. Iíve never flipped out on anyone in years. (I think the weed has helped the anger problems of my past.) Iím a calm person that isnít out to hate on everyone. I thought I was losing it. Within 20 minutes of getting out of school I was rolling a blunt. I think why my love for this drug is so strong is because before I started using I had nothing. I didnít have any friends and nothing to occupy my time. Marijuana has filled my life with something. This might be hard to understand. But itís crazy. It gave me something to wake up in the morning for. Something to do. I had a since of direction. But I really wasnít thinking about my future. In the last few weeks, Iíve notice some things. I realize I need to stop smoking. I want to live to see 70 (even though stop smoking wonít guarantee that for me, it would help.) My biggest problem is that I have no other alternatives. If I stop smoking Iíll be in the same position I was in 3 years ago. I need something to live for. I donít know how that sounds to you, but thatís how it came out of my thoughts. I quit (again) about 48 hours ago, and Iím feeling the depression set in along with all the other things that go along with the lack of THC. Thatís all Iíve got. If you could give any comments or advice it would help. I hope to quit this time. And start getting all the good things out of life that Iíve missed out on. Thank you.
Tuesday, November 28th 2006 - 07:25:42 PM
Name: Tyler Jacobs
E-mail address: dimondstone85@aol.com
Comments:Hey everyone. First of all I love this web site. CITR is a good book. What is up with this you already no person. "marijuana", that is the funniest stuff I've herd all week. What a pussy.
Tuesday, December 5th 2006 - 04:50:50 PM
Name: Suzanne
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/exploring_citr
Comments:Regarding "You already NO," no, I do not know who you are. Unlike the previous commenter, though, I felt that story was real. About 20% of your life with doses of something, even chocolate or caffeine, I can believe that'd be hard to stop, especially given those are years the body is growing and developing.

I was hoping someone give him some good advice, something good coming out of this guestbook.

From a middle-aged perspective, your being in a school every weekday among adults who chose careers helping teenagers, despite the difficulty and low pay, I figure there's got to be some adult in your school who you have some regard for to trust with your situation, asking their advice. There's also the school nurse and guidance counsellors (I believe you don't have to go to the one assigned to you for such a matter -- a counsellor or coach or music teacher, etc, who seems like someone you could communicate with would probably be willing to help). I assume your parents/guardians are out of the question, perhaps they were a big reason you started all of this. As an adult, I have less options, but options are important, get you feeling less trapped, so I'll mention them. I'd be looking to books, the internet, and help lines (search the yellow pages for stuff like medical help lines, "ask a nurse," or call an emergency room or -- gasp -- the police may know all about this). On the internet, don't forget searching things like yahoo groups. People could have formed an email list to support each other getting out of such a physical dependency.

Do let us readers know how it's going here.
Thursday, December 14th 2006 - 10:57:18 AM
Name: bearNdavis
Homepage URL: http:// http://www.myspace.com/bearndavis
Comments:It's like my birth day. I just found The Catcher in the Rye on audio book. I've been missing out.
Tuesday, February 20th 2007 - 08:33:11 AM
Name: Abby
E-mail address: jquijano@erhs.la
Homepage URL: http://www.xanga.com/da_classic_jack
Comments:wow.. you have no idea how much this site helped me with my project for english!!! my favorite part was the album.. i love how you sorta followed Holden's footsteps.. for a while I really thought he was alive. It was cool too because it was a little mysterious.

so anyway.. i really like this site and i visit it from time to time just to check out the pictures. GOOD JOB!!!!!

you should do this to more books!
Sunday, March 18th 2007 - 09:24:40 PM
Name: Someone
E-mail address: none of your concern
Comments:I really don't like them. I don't understand why you like Catcher in the Rye either. It's a terrible book!
Wednesday, April 25th 2007 - 02:58:34 PM
Name: Fabfive
Comments:this books should have been called "afew days in the life of George Castanza" its a book about nothing....
Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 08:09:49 PM
Name: Rodney
Homepage URL: http://www.fictionpress.com/u/580751/
Comments:Yeah I just read Cathcer in the Rye. It took me one day to finish the whole thing. It scared the hell outta me because Holden is exactly like me. And I don't mean it like all of the other people do. There's so many stupid people out there that say they are the real Holden and all that stuff because they admire him or something, but I really am him. I was shaking by the end of the book when it dawned on me that if a movie of this is ever made I've got to play the role.
Anyway, I'm almost obscessed with the story and I found this site. I just wanted to thank you Suzanne. I love how you have the art, which is probably not easy to come by. I just wish it was a little better, the art I mean.
Thursday, January 24th 2008 - 07:41:05 AM
Name: taryn
E-mail address: stanton
Comments:Excellent informative and unusual site that I am using here in England for my students to look a little deeper into the book! Thanks!
Monday, February 4th 2008 - 04:21:13 AM
Name: Ben
E-mail address: bengoh8@hotmail.com
Comments:Great site dude, was really interested in the 'Holden Bible' and the awesome international CITR book covers.
Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 04:29:06 PM
Name: Perry Tosted
E-mail address: perritostado@hotmail.com
Comments:I want to share my friends email list BUT I want subscribe them into a link page for email alerts, offers and spam ?
...without RSS.
Do you have any or know any page where I can subscribe them for multiple and masive emails?

Perry Tosted
perritostado@hotmail.com
Sunday, November 10th 2013 - 11:08:53 AM
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