Some Classic Books I Fucking Hate

Recently, J.D. Salinger packed his bags and headed off for a meeting with the Great Literary Agent in the Sky. This got me to thinking about The Catcher in the Rye, and how I really can’t stand it. I mean, I understand the literary significance of the book, but that may well be its only merit. Holden Caulfield in the modern day would be a cashier at Hot Topic with black eyeliner with a secret addiction to playing Farmville on Facebook while listening to Dashboard Confessional. In short: he’s a whiny little fuck that I’d mock incessantly.

So, now that my horrible, horrible secret about the hatred of such a classic novel is seeing the light of day, I may as well make a quick list.

Some Classic Books I Fucking Hate:

  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Catch-22
  • Brave New World
  • The Heart of Darkness

8 thoughts on “Some Classic Books I Fucking Hate”

  1. At first, I was like…what the fuck! how do you not like Catch-22. But then I got thinking.

    by the end of that book I wanted to kill that whiny bitch Yossariarn.

    enough said

  2. I almost killed myself reading You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe in high school. My teacher kept telling me I would thank her later & the only time I felt remotely thankful for it was when I swapped it for a better book online years later.

  3. I wrote a post asking why Holden Caulfield was so insufferable, and 17 people weighed in to say how much they hated the book.

  4. The Catcher in the Rye and Brave New World are two of my favorite books of all time. I can understand disliking Holden, but what do you have against Brave New World?

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