Character Recommendations Based on Holden Caulfield

John Yossarian Catch-22

"A crotchety old fogey of 28"

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest

Gregor Samsa The Metamorphosis

An ordinary man in an abnormal predicament

Celie Johnson The Color Purple

Though life tries to break her down, Celie always finds the quiet strength to keep going

Kathy Never Let Me Go

A natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times

Miss Havisham Great Expectations

The creepiest old rich lady in town

Patrick Bateman American Psycho

An expert in mergers and acquisitions as well as murders and executions

Norman Bates Psycho

Though seemingly caring and calm, this motel owner has a mysterious streak of intensity – or perhaps worse

Alex DeLarge A Clockwork Orange

Violent but witty psychopath

Natasha Rostova War and Peace

Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha is on the messy path of growing up