These 4 books are great, all dealing with different facets of life and all making their deserving marks on the world.
Catcher In The Rye was a book, while reading, i thought of nothing more than ending. It felt pretentious and boring in the beginning. I didn't think Holden was misunderstood, just a brat, but after getting used to Holden and his ways, i soon felt like i was on his side, wanting him to succeed every step of the way. The character development is amazing. Everyone has days when they feel like Holden and that's why he's such a great character, so relateable and out of touch with himself and the world around him. With most books I close the book feeling like i just got through reading a story about some arbitrary characters in some far off place where the world is rotating the opposite way of mine. Are these books bad? No. But they don't stick. If you want a book that sticks, read Catcher in the Rye. Even if you hate it at first i'll guarantee you'll never forget Holden.
Of Mice and Men. What can you say about this book? Steinbeck is probably my favorite writer thus far in my life. He has a knack for heart wrenching scenes. Most notably in this book. If you have a heart, it will break. Don't even try to keep from it, it will happen. Lenny and George's friendship translates even to the most obtuse and blind. After reading this, you don't have to be told what it's about or why things happened the way they did, you just know. 2 words: READ IT!!!
A perfect world that's not so perfect after all. 1984 is another dime a dozen dystopian novel. What sets this one apart from the others is it's creator, a political satirist at his finest, maybe even a soothsayer. While the world isn't quite what he wrote that it'd be, at times it sure does resemble it. Orwell's 1984 is a must. I loved it!
Fahrenheit 451 is incendiary.(haha!! get what i did there?) If you love books, and that's probably why everyone is here, then you'll love to hate this bookburning town. It's been a while since I've read it but i still remember the indignation i felt.