The ultimate in teenage rebellion, JD Salinger's first person narrative follows Holden Caulfield's coming-of-age in New York. Caulfield is an unreliable, rebellious narrator (and character) who, while inspirational, is somewhat hard to like thanks to his whining and constant obsession with himself.
'The Catcher in the Rye' was censored, and in some areas banned, upon its initial release as it challenged just about every sociological value going. The novel has also been steeped in further controversy thanks to its links with assassins, notably John Hinckley Jr who tried to kill Ronald Reagan. This is also the book that Mark David Chapman had on his person when he assassinated John Lennon.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
Confused Apple customers are finding coins in their MacBooks.
High levels of iron help prevent hearing loss, a study has claimed.
A software engineer has constructed a fingernail-sized engine made of paper and it totally works!
Conspiracy theorists claim that there is a mysterious alien based pyramid in the Antarctic.
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