The Catcher in the Rye

waht is ackley physical apperance?

HE really smells bad and is holdens roomate

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There is a lot of description of Ackley in Chapter 3 of 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

'He was one of these very, very tall, round shouldered guys - he was about six four - with lousy teeth.'

Holden tells us that Ackley had very bad skin -

'...he had lots of pimples...all over his whole face.'

Unsurprisingly for Holden, he can see no redeeming features in Ackley at all-

' And not only that, he had a terrrible personality. He was also sort of a nasty guy.'


'The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger