Franny and Zooey
Franny Glass is a pretty, effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend, Lane. They appear to be the perfect couple, but as they struggle to communicate with each other about the things they really care about, slowly their true feelings come to the surface.... show more
Franny Glass is a pretty, effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend, Lane. They appear to be the perfect couple, but as they struggle to communicate with each other about the things they really care about, slowly their true feelings come to the surface. The second story in this book, 'Zooey', plunges us into the world of her ethereal, sophisticated family. When Franny's emotional and spiritual doubts reach new heights, her older brother Zooey, a misanthropic former child genius, offers her consolation and brotherly advice. Written in Salinger's typically irreverent style, these two stories offer a touching snapshot of the distraught mindset of early adulthood and are full of the insightful emotional observations and witty turns of phrase that have helped make Salinger's reputation what it is today.
Publish date: March 4th 2010
Pages no: 150
Edition language: English
I went into this book with exceedingly high expectations, having been told by someone whose opinion I trust immensely that it is potentially better than Salinger's Catcher in the Rye (one of my all-time favorites). I wasn't sure if I would agree, but I went into Franny and Zooey expecting great thin...
Magnificent. That one word can be used to describe my feelings about this book. Nothing happens in this book, yet at the same time everything happens. The book takes place over the course of a single weekend during which Franny Glass has breakdown. Returning home after passing out at a planned out...
I don't get Salinger. I don't get why he is both critically and popularly acclaimed. This book is supposed to be on the relation between art and religion and explores various ideas in various ways.My major problem with Salinger is that he writes about elitist douche-bags, which is fine, but he not...
I cannot possibly describe how much I loved this book. Once I started I couldn’t stop until it was finished. Like other books of Salinger, you can’t help but to feel identificated at least once with either Franny or Zooey. Good reading, I recommend it.
Once again I find it very difficult to put into words my thoughts on this book, which is comprised of two parts: Franny, a short story first published in The New Yorker in 1955, and Zooey, a novella that followed in 1957. From the Author: “Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative seri...