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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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Dec 25, 2007

it was amazing

The Glass family.

I wished almost desperately to be a Glass when I was younger.

I read Salinger's stories about the Glass family in pieces. "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenter", the short story in "Nine Stories" where you visit with Seymour the moment before he kills himself...I found these books without having been told they were important, and each time it felt like I had stumbled on a secret, like I was a part of something unfolding over the years.

I have had curious experiences with these books as a young person. I discussed Franny and Zooey with a waitress at a diner once, who told me she was actually writing her thesis on the book and that it was a religious text, that the fat lady is Jesus...

I may be too old to appreciate the Glass family books, u may be too old, but if u would like to read about the American intelligentsia at their most charming, baldly human, and so very accessible, find Raise High, Short Stories and Franny and Zooey.

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Ally The brand new group - Bright Young Things - is nominating books to read in January & Franny and Zooey is among them. Its the perfect place to discuss your favourite books and authors from the early 20th Century, why not take a look...

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