Brainstorming The Catcher in the Rye

Just a few thoughts about our current book…

Over the weekend, listening to my friend’s iPod, I was delighted to see Sting’s hit song “Fields of Gold” in her playlist.  This song never fails to remind me of Holden Caulfield’s famous quote from Chapter 22.

Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.

Here is a link to the song Fields of Gold by Sting.

In addition here are some other pages on the internet that will help us to brainstormThe Catcher in the Rye.

Lit Lovers – The Catcher in the Rye

An amateur film made of the book, which of course, was made without the permission of the author, J. D. Salinger. (Perhaps for good reason in this case).

Enjoy!

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