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Franny and Zooey

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  174,467 ratings  ·  5,925 reviews
The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York, the Glasses. It is a long-term project, patently an ambiguous one, and there is a real-enough danger, I suppose that sooner or later I'll ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Little, Brown and Company (first published September 1961)
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Margie Taylor I loved Catcher in the Rye, and love Franny and Zooey even more, reading it again so many years later. But honestly, if you hated Holden, you'll hate…moreI loved Catcher in the Rye, and love Franny and Zooey even more, reading it again so many years later. But honestly, if you hated Holden, you'll hate these two. Give it a pass :)(less)
Melanie "Franny and Zooey" was published by Little, Brown in 1961, while "Franny" appeared by itself in the New Yorker in January 1955 and "Zooey" appeared by…more"Franny and Zooey" was published by Little, Brown in 1961, while "Franny" appeared by itself in the New Yorker in January 1955 and "Zooey" appeared by itself in the New Yorker in May 1957.(less)
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s.penkevich
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to s.penkevich by: Poems between books on shelves
I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

The blinking cursor that preceded this review, the place-holder of possibility before the big bang of creation, speaks volumes when taken in relation to J.D. Salinger’s exquisite Franny and Zooey. In a novel about identity, about forging who we are from a blank slate in the void of society and humanity, we are constantly called to the floor and reminded how often we impose our ego, or wishes, our desires, and become a caricature of ours
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فؤاد
من
توى يک مهمانى، در اتاقى در بسته تمامش كردم. بعد موقع برگشت، كتاب را كردم توى شلوارم و با پاى برهنه توى خيابان خلوت ساعت سه صبح قدم زدم، و به اين فكر كردم كه من دقيقاً به دنبال چى هستم؟

فرانی
فرانی دختری است تحصیلکرده و باهوش (خصوصیت مشترک همه ی خانواده ی گلاس) که از قشر روشنفکر که خودش هم جزئی از آن است بیزار است، از خودشیفتگی ها و "ایگو"هاشان، از بدبینی های دائم و نمایشی شان به همه چیز، از غر زدن های ناتمام شان، و از همه ی خصوصیات دیگر نفرت انگیز این قشر. این نفرت از خود و اضطراب ها و اندوه های
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Lee
May 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge JD Salinger fan, and I'm one of those people who's read "Catcher in the Rye" like 200 times, several times a year since I was about twelve. I buy into every cliche said about it: it changed my life, it made me want to write, it validated my own teen angst, Salinger captures teen-speak amazingly well, Holden Caulfield is vulnerable and wise, a kid-hero, etc. I have such an emotional attachment to the book that I find it hard to tolerate much criticism of it. Case in point: I recently ...more
Jason
Sep 04, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
If you liked Catcher in the Rye more than your average novel, then you probably have considered reading Franny and Zooey. It's one of very few books that J.D. Salinger wrote because he kind of turned into a weird old recluse. I was really excited about reading this. I expected big things. Needless to say, I was very disappointed.
Problem number one: Zooey, who is essentially the "protagonist" (or one of two main characters) is pretty much identical to the main character from Catcher in the Rye, H
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Ben
This is great; it really is. In many ways it’s the anti Cornwell-Patterson-Grisham-King-Coben-Brown. Franny and Zooey isn’t fast paced or plot driven; it isn’t thrilling (in the traditional sense), and its concepts aren’t surfaced-based or easy to come by (or even embraced by the mainstream populace), but Salinger didn’t write for these people; he wrote for himself and if you identified with what he wrote, good for you -- if not, so be it. Even so, it’s not flourishy or fancy; there’s nothing pr ...more
Kenny
fight

“I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.”

This was my first real exposure to Salinger. I’ve made attempts in the past to read Catcher in the Rye, but I was never able to connect with it. My friend Spenky raved about Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey,” so I decided this would be my introduction to Salinger. To say I was enthralled with Salinger’s wri
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Michael Finocchiaro
Most people of my generation read JD Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye back in high school, were amused by it's vulgarity and forthrightness and then forgot about it. I personally haven't reread it since. Instead, for this online Yale class on US lit since 1945, I read Franny and Zooey as it is on the syllabus. It is an interesting diptych. The shorter first part has Franny Glass meeting her boyfriend Lane at Yale and going to eat before a football game (Yale-Harvard perhaps.) The boyfriend reread ...more
Jason
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did you know that Zooey Glass was voted People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1961?

What? No, I’m kidding. Why would you have ever believed that? Did you think the magazine even existed back in ’61? Geez.

But if it did, fictional or not, Zooey could almost certainly have been a contender. And back then he would have been eligible, too. Of course, you wouldn’t get the Zooey Glass looks without a little of the Zooey Glass attitude, and are you sure you’d want to have dealt with that? It was a littl
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Henry Avila
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is in actuality two short stories combined by the enigmatic writer to form a novel , and even together not very long at that.. The opening looks rather ordinary, a boy waits for his girl at a train station ( set in the 1950's) in an unnamed city in the eastern U.S., as the unpleasant cold, winter weather freezes the college student's bones. Lane Coutell is ambitious, happy, wants to make a splash in the world, just the opposite of his girlfriend, Franny ( Frances) Glass of the brilliant, ye ...more
·Karen·
Aug 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mttbr-2012
"Well you are stupid Mum, you are one of the most stupid people I know, really what were you thinking when you decided to even read this for God's sake." Lights another cigarette. "I mean to say, for God's sake, it's full of this kind of histrionic dialogue with incessant overuse of italics, and the people in it don't so much speak as hold forth as if they were on the stage somewhere for God's sake, and they just go on and on about Jesus and chakras and anahata and all this goddam mystical stuff ...more
David Schaafsma
So, this semester I am teaching a course on postwar American novels. I am basically a former high school English teacher who became an English educator (preparing people to become English teachers themselves), and only relatively recently have been asked to teach “straight” lit courses at my university as I usually have taught methods (of teaching) classes (though also YA and Graphic Novels) in the past quarter century. I just turned 61, and have not read many of these novels for this course for ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
445. Franny And Zooey, J.D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey is a book by American author J. D. Salinger which comprises his short story "Franny" and novella Zooey. The two works were published together as a book in 1961, having originally appeared in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957 respectively. The book focuses on siblings Franny and Zooey, the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings.
عنوانها: فرانی و زویی؛ فرنی و زویی؛ نویسنده: جی.دی. سالینجر؛ تاریخ
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Mariel
Nov 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: and she gave away the secrets of her past
Recommended to Mariel by: and she expressed herself in many different ways
I'll tell you one thing, Franny. One thing I know. And don't get upset. It isn't anything bad. But if it's the religious life you want, you ought to know right now that you're missing out on every single goddam religious action that's going on around this house. You don't even have sense enough to drink when somebody brings you a cup of consecrated chicken soup- which is the only kind of chicken soup Bessie ever brings to anybody around this madhouse. So you just tell me, just tell me, buddy. E
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Mike Puma
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the literarily inclined
Shelves: 2013

The blurb above, by the author, suggests that the two ‘stories’ included in this volume are, in fact, separate stories. Wikipedia, the source of all information easily obtained, and perhaps even correct and/or true, suggests the volume contains a short story and a novella. I, and others, will suggest to you that, regardless of origin and intent, this volume works very well as a novel. Nothing I’d care to fight over, argue about, or stake reputation on, just sayin.’

In the Franny section (chapter)

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Gypsy
خدایا.. واقعاً بهچنین چیزی نیاز داشتم.. چن وخته بهاینچیزا فک میکنم؟ چن وخته دغدغههام رنگ و بوی اینکتابو گرفته؟ ایناوّلین داستانی بود که از سلینجر خوندم و باید بگم خیلی، خیلی، خیلی ازش خوشم اومد. اگه همهی کتاباش همینطوریـن، محشره. با داستاناش آدمو درمان میکنه.

نکتهی حیرتانگیز داستان، اینهکه نود درصدش دیالوگه و من شخصاً اصلاً خسته نشدم با دیالوگا. اونقد طبیعی و واقعی بودن و خب روح ِ منم بهشون نیاز داش.. و چقد نویسنده صادق و روراس نوشتهشون.. شخصیّتپردازی ِ بینظیر تکتک ِ شخصیّتها ستودنیه. فرنی رو با
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Luís C.
Salinger offers us here a pretty quest for spirituality in a world a little too materialistic with his particular style oscillating between a sensibility on the skin and a certain brutality peculiar to his heroes.

A jewel.
Carmen
Lane was speaking now as someone does who has been monopolizing conversation for a good quarter of an hour or so and who believes he has just hit a stride where his voice can do absolutely no wrong.

Oh-kay. Let's break this down.

Salinger is a brilliant writer. And the first part of this two-part book is absolute perfection.

The section called "Franny" is amazing. It's about 20 percent of the book. It's a wonderful and to-the-point story about a college "girl" who becomes increasingly fed up with t
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David
Jul 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone on the planet
Shelves: top-20
I swore to myself that I would write a review of this book before the end of 2010, so here goes. I should issue a warning - I'm totally stoked up on hot Jameson toddies due to this nasty cold that took over my body on Monday (recipe: ample whiskey, cloves, lemons and suagar, all of which you mash together - and this is important - BEFORE you add the hot water; then guzzle as the situation demands). But then, it was unlikely that I would ever be able to review this - one of my top 3 books of all ...more
Seth T.
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookclub
I am the luckiest person in the world. The last few months have led me through an unbroken string of good books. I have had so much fun reading that I'm just in love with books right now.

And isn't that the way it should be?

In any case, Salinger's Franny and Zooey is the most recent in what I hope will be a continuing tradition of engaging, well-written stories. I have to admit I approached the work with some skepticism, having been wholly uninterested in Catcher in the Rye when it was forced up
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Zahra saeedzade
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
وقتی به یک نفر کتابهای سلینجر را معرفی می کنم و خوشش نیاید ناراحت می شوم. شاید فکر کنید شوخی ست اما کاملا جدی می گویم. نمی فهمم چرا از سلینجر خوششان نیامده نویسنده ای که به نظرم نابغه بود و به نظر خیلی های دیگر. من با کتاب های او زندگی کرده بودم و فکر می کردم هر کسی هم مثل من با خواندن یکی از کتاب هایش فقط یکی از آنها شیفته اش می شود. معمولا وقتی بخواهم معرفی اش بکنم می گویم. فقط تا سی سالگی نوشت و تا نود سالگی زندگی کرد.نابغه بود. قاتل جان لنون به هنگام شلیک گلوله یک نسخه از ناطور دشت در دست دا ...more
Ehsan'Shokraie'
Jan 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
از این کتاب متنفرم..یه سطحی بودن و ضعف خاصی در سراسر جملات و دیالوگ های کتاب هست..جمله "و سیگارش را اتش زد"بار ها تکرار شده..انگار که مثلا باید حس کنی یه کرایسیس و بحران خیلی بزرگ تو وجود کاراکتر وجود داره..در حالیکه برای من شخصیت ها مقوا و پیش پا افتاده بودن..و مهم نیس چند بار جمله "و سیگارش را اتش زد"تکرار شد..هیچ تاثیری برای من نداشت..به عنوان خواننده از دور تلاش رقت انگیزی برای عمیق ساختن متن رو دیدم و با لبخند تلخی سرتکون دادم..
Mevsim Yenice
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Salinger’ın zekasına, dehasına hayran olmaya devam ettiren bir metin. 9 öyküdeki unutulmaz karakter Seymour Glass’ın hikayesi devam ediyor.

“Kahraman yaratmak nasıl olur?” un açılımı benim için Franny ve Zooey. İleride ara ara dönüp tekrar okuyacağımdan çok eminim.
Okuyun ve hatta okutun :)


"Ego ego ego. Bıktım usandım. Kendiminkinden de başkalarınkinden de. Bir yere varmak, farklı ve ayrıcalıklı bir şeyler yapmak, ilginç biri olmak isteyen herkesten bıktım usandım. İğrenç bir şey bu -iğrenç iğren
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Chadi
May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
اولین بار که این کتاب را خواندم بیست ساله بودم. سر یکی از این کلاس های مربوط به مزخرفات مذهبی. از همان موقع ترجیح میدادم اگر قرار به هدر دادن وقت باشد, جور بهتری هدر برود. پس سراغ یک کتاب جو زده رفتم. و از آنجایی که من و همه دوستان و همکلاسی هایم جو زده بودیم خیلی هم خوشم آمد. حال و هوای آن روزهای من, حال و هوای فرانیِ بیست ساله بود. دلزده از آدمهای نامحترم و خودبین و بادکرده از ارزشهای بی ارزش. جو زدگی طبیعی بود.

مدتی پیش در راستای پاکسازی قفسه های کتابم, خودم را از شر ترجمه اش خلاص کردم. غافل ا
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Raha
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, fiction
راه های نرفته، سعی های نکرده، حرفهای نگفته، و دنیایی که همیشه این همه براق، ردیف و بر وفق مرادمون نیست. یه جایی تو زندگی هامون هست که بالاخره با یه خلا بزرگ ذهنی و قلبی مواجه میشیم و می رسیم اول جاده ای که تهش می رسه به پوچی مطلق
خیلی ها به تهش نمی رسن البته چون اون وسط ها دست آویزهای متفاوت و رنگارنگی پیدا میکنن که مسیرشون رو به جاده های دیگه ای تغییر میده. با این وجود مابین تمام اون جاده ها و دست آویزها یکیشون هست که از بقیه وسوسه برانگیزتر و خطرناک تره... اونی که میره سراغ فلسفه و معنویات ، که
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Barry Pierce
Ugh I love Salinger. It's a crime that he left behind just a handful of work. This collection contains a short story (Franny) and a novella (Zooey). Both deal with typical Salingerian problems (death, grief, "what is the true meaning of life" and whatnot) and he handles them really well. His writing is nothing short of superb and flawless. I do feel that Zooey went on for a bit too long however. Spending that much time with Salinger's characters can be a bit trying (hence the universal hate of H ...more
Francisco
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I lost count of the number of times I've read this little book. The first time more than forty years and then periodically every few years. I'm sixty-two-years-old today and I just realized that there will come a time when all I will want to do is re-read the books that have impacted me in some way or another. There's not much time, you know. This is a religious book written at a time much like our own when writing a book with religious themes was a risky endeavor. The author risked bein ...more
Chiara Pagliochini
« Accidenti, » disse, « ce ne sono di cose belle al mondo. E quando dico belle intendo belle. Siamo degli idioti a svicolare sempre dalle cose. Sempre, sempre, sempre lì ad annotare tutti gli accidenti che capitano al nostro piccolo e schifoso io ».

Capitano, talvolta, degli incidenti straordinari. Tu sei lì con la guardia abbassata, a carezzare il tuo piccolo e schifoso io, e d’un tratto le parole giuste ti cascano tra capo e collo come una secchiata d’acqua fredda (o meglio, come un confortant
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Hadrian
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: usa, fiction
I'm just interested in finding out what the hell goes. I mean do you have to be a goddam bohemian type, or dead, for Chrissake, to be a real poet? What do you want — some bastard with wavy hair?

Here we've got a pair of beautiful goddamned crises of the ego. It's easy to talk about Salinger like he's a period piece, like Norman Rockwell, greasers, or car fins, but he's really good and rhythmic here, with foaming mad dialogue and fearful trembling neurotics.

Salinger seems to me to be one of the ma
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Megha
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Yesterday was the day of Rakshabandhan, an Indian festival celebrating the relationship between brothers and sisters, and I spent this day a few thousand miles away from my siblings. Last night I spent 2 hours at the dinner table talking to my roommate about those years when I used to celebrate Rakshabandhan at home with my sister and brother, about the years when we were growing up together. After yesterday's somewhat long dinner, I picked up Franny and Zooey from the page where I had left it t ...more
صان
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
توی رستوران قطار، ساعت ۵ صبح تموم شد!
بخش اول که فرنی هست، ریتم تندتری داره و جذاب پیش میره و تورو با خودش میبره.
بخش دوم که زویی باشه، با دیالوگ جلو میره(مثل بخش اول) اما کشش نداره و هی حرف میزنن و ممکنه خسته شی. ولی ادامه بده چون سلینجر ضربه نهاییشو توی ۲۰ صفحه آخر قایم کرده. اینکه تا اونجا میاد تفکری رو شرح میده و گرایش به عرفان رو که فرنی درگیرشه، هی باز میکنه و اخر ماجرا، زویی شروع میکنه به نقد کردن این تفکر و این روش زندگی و این حجم از شاکی بودن نسبت به دیگران، درصورتی که اگر دنبال درست بود
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Roula
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ποσο μα ποσο χαιρομαι οταν πιανω στα χερια μου τετοια μικρα(μονο σε εκταση) διαμαντια...το λατρεψα αυτο το βιβλιο.προκειται για την ιστορια των 2μικροτερων αδερφων Γκλας.ξεκιναμε με τη Φρανι που παθαινει ενα νευρικο κλονισμο? μια κριση ταυτοτητας που ολοι παθαμε εκει καπου στα φοιτητικα χρονια που εναντιωνεται σε οτιδηποτε θα περιεργραφεο λατρεμενος μου Ηolden ως phony..ψαχνει λοιπον να βρει την ουσια μεσα στα -συμφωνα με τα δικα της κριτιρια- ασημαντα..και εκει ερχεται ο Ζουι, ο αδελφος της που ...more
 ~Geektastic~
I just don’t know how I feel about Franny and Zooey. I really don’t. I read it a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t write anything about it, as I couldn’t decide if I loved it, just liked it or absolutely hated it. I can rule out hating it I suppose, as I finished it and I never finish books that I truly despise. And I don’t think I loved it. I’m pretty sure I didn’t. My overall reaction, by process of elimination, is a general ambivalence. Part of my issue here is the damn star rating. Two makes ...more
Ellen
Nov 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels, young-adult
description
Edited to include visual: "Disaffected Young Adult," which is a picture of MFSO, used with his permission, with the following explanation (in his words): "I refer to it [the picture:] as 'Too Much Fun' and that it's from the end of my first year in college in the summer of 2004 while in the midst of three days with no sleep or food and a lot of chemicals."

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As a former Salinger aficionado, I wanted to look back and consider how I felt about Salinger now.

In Salinger’s two-part novel, Franny an
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Mehrdad
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خداوند قلب را نه با افکار که با دردها و تناقضات راهنمایی میکند.
دو کوساد (از متن کتاب)

بعد از هر بار خواندن کتابی که ازش عمیقا لذت میبرم، یک حسرت تازه برام شرع می کنه به چشمک زدن:
"چقدر کتاب خوب دیگه هست که تو زندگیم نخوندم، و بدون خوندن اون ها از زندگی میرم؟"

به نظرم سلینجر قبل از نویسنده بودن یک روانشناسه.
شخصیت پردازی هاش عالین و خطوط داستانی به قدری دلچسب و گیراست که به راحتی میشه زندگیشون کرد.
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Maryam
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مهرجویی فیلم پری رو براساس این داستان ساخته و طبق معمول کتاب خیلی بهتر از فیلم هست
Steve
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something my Uncle Bob once told me about his days as a competitive bridge player always stuck with me. He said the further he got into it, and the more advanced the players were, the less fun it all became. I guess at some level it got to be a serious business – one where everyone wanted to show that they were as smart as or smarter than all the other laser-focused competitors. Any social element of the game was beside the point, or worse still, a distraction. J.D. Salinger’s idée fixe for many ...more
Marchpane
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 19-20-19
Sorry Salinger fans but I really did not enjoy this one.

I guess Salinger intended this book to be like a Platonic dialogue, full of profound wisdom. But instead of Franny being hectored by Zooey, reading this felt like I was being hectored by the author. The whole story is contrived, the characters are irritating & supercilious, Zooey’s ‘advice’ is condescending and actually, just terrible advice. Which would be fine if that was the point, but it felt like Salinger wants us to love Zooey, t
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Batul
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اول بگم که سالینجر توی مجبور کردن خواننده به خوندن چیزی که ازش چیزی نمیفهمه یا حتی لذت نمیبره استاده!! :-) اولاش اینجوری بود، بعد کمکم خوشم اومد ولی باز یه چیزایی که مربوط به آمریکاییها بود رو نمیفهمیدم. مترجم هم اصلا توضیح خاصی نداده بود. ولی در نهایت اون چیزا اهمیت نداشتن. حرف نهایی سالینجر رو دوست داشتم، آخرش از اون کتابها بود که میبندیش و لبخند میزنی و همونجوری چند دقیقهای میشینی فکر میکنی.


اینجوری :-)

زویی رو دوست داشتم. شاید به خاطر اینکه منم هیولام. دوست داشتم یه هیولا باهام حرف بزنه و یه
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Astraea
جمله ای که از این کتاب یادم مونده و خیلی دوسش داشتم این بود که
مادر به زووی(!)گفت چرا ازدواج نمیکنی؟
گفت من دوست دارم توی قطار کنار پنجره بشینم و دوست ندارم جامو به کسی دیگه بدم....
Mohammad
بالاخره برای بار دوم تموم شد. چقدر سخت بود خوندن این کتاب برای من هم بار اول هم بار دوم.
به نظر من خیلی ربط داره تو چه حال فکری این کتاب رو بخونین. خود من دو سال پیش (چقدر زود گذشت) که با تمام وجود درگیر چنین دغدغه هایی بودم و این کتاب رو خوندم، عاشقش شدم و میخواستم حتما برای بار دوم هم بخونمش، ولی خب با اینکه باز هم قلم سالینجر شگفت زده ام کرد تا حد زیادی، ولی مثل بار اول نبود برام.

نثر سالینجر محشره، طنز و کنایه های این بشر و توصیفات دقیقش عالیه. البته آخرای کتاب دیگه یکم زیادی بود، ولی عاشق این
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Romie
It’s us. We’re freaks, that’s all. We’re the Tattooed Lady, and we’re never going to have a minute’s peace, the rest of our lives, till everybody else is tattooed, too.

Franny and Zooey are both outsiders, they think one way when the rest of the world thinks another, they don’t fit. And they never will.
They’re trying to find a way to live in this selfish world, a world they just cannot stand because it goes against everything they believe in.

Franny absolutely despises the world she lives in : the
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Annelies
What a magnificent book. To make a book out of a conversation between brother and sister, and making it interesting and profound, is masterful. The conversation is actually about between being religious or not, they call it the Jesus-prayer. Then a discussion starts about between living for it or not. Here I stop my review. Because it's so compact a telling the risk is there about spoilers.
Zahra Dashti
عالی بود!هیچ فکر نمی کردم کتابی اینقدر دقیق بعضی از دغدغه های منو شرح بده. نمی گم عین همین ها ولی خیلی نزدیک به این رو حس می کردم و درگیر بودم. یه جورهایی یه حس روشن بینی به آدم می داد. در نهایت نتیجه ای که قلبا بهش آگاه بودم ولی همیشه یه تردید خفی ناشی از عقل حسابگر مانع از این می شد که به طور جدی ، دنبالش باشم....
ممنونم از دوست بزرگواری که باعث شد زودتر این کتاب رو بخونم
ઈiavasĦ
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
جایی از داستان مادر میگوید این همه دونستن و باهوش بودن اگه آدم رو خوشبخت نکنه به چه دردی میخوره؟
این درد و رنجیست که آدمهای داستان گرفتارش هستند باهوش هستند و بسیار میدانند اما این دانستن کمکی به خوشبختی آها نمیکند دائم در نگرانی و بحران و اضطراب فرو میروند و هر چه دانششان بیشتر میشود این فرو رفتن هم بیشتر میشود. فرانی دچار تهوع شده. تهوع نفی, نفی همه چیز و زویی سعی میکند اورا با حرف زدن احیا و نجات دهد. آن جایی که میگوید در دنیا چیزهایی زیبایی وجود دارد اما ما انقدر احمقیم که همیشه هر چیزی را به
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Arezu Wishka
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
سبک کتاب رو مثل باقی آثار سلینجر دوست داشتم اما در نهایت با مضمون نهایی ارتباط مستقیم برقرار نکردم و با این وجود خوندن این کتاب ۹۹ درصد لذت خالص بود برام.
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Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980. Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. In 1948 he publishe ...more
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