A funny, poignant snapshot of young adulthood from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye Franny Glass and Lane Coutell are the perfect campus couple: beautiful, intelligent, their whole lives ahead of them. But one weekend when Franny is visiting, amid the excitement of the big Yale game, something goes wrong and tensions begin to ...
A funny, poignant snapshot of young adulthood from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye Franny Glass and Lane Coutell are the perfect campus couple: beautiful, intelligent, their whole lives ahead of them. But one weekend when Franny is visiting, amid the excitement of the big Yale game, something goes wrong and tensions begin to surface. Are they really such a perfect match after all? Franny's older brother is Zooey. They come from a sophisticated yet highly eccentric family: all seven Glass siblings are former child stars, all strange and enchanting and damaged in their own way. And when Franny's anxiety spirals into a full-blown breakdown, Zooey is the only one who might be able to save her. A novel in two intertwining stories, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision and poignancy that have made J.D. Salinger one of the most beloved American novelists of the twentieth century.
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Classic Salinger, although not quite as good as 'Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters' but the characters' dialogue is hilarious. It's a great way to get to know the other members of the "Glass" family- they're a bit disturbed to say the least. Entertaining!
Oct 12, 2007
Absolutely Loved Franny and Zooey
JD Salinger is so amazing and both these stories, but especailly Zooey, prove that. Salinger devolpes understandable, if not likeable, characters that you as the reader feel compelled to keep a tight hold of. I have read all of Salinger's stories about the Glass family and they are all spectacular. My favorites are Zooey and A Perfect Day for a Banana Fish. Excellent reads, although they are in a slightly different style than Salinger's most well known book, Catcher In They Rye.
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