True West, as a play, wasn't a great experience for me. There were two central characters, brothers, and the plot, which I found to be really simple, was ongoing with no real essence to it. In a way, I found it to be similar to Catcher in the Rye because it reminded me of the familial bickering's that occurred in both. I felt that Catcher in the Rye captured more of an essence than did True West mainly because the characters were a lot more multi-faceted. In True West, Austin and his brother Lee stuck to their type of character, which is a little unrealistic and a reason I found Holden to be a better protagonist. He had a lot more life written into him. Overall, I found it to be an okay book, an easy read.