Thursday, August 7, 2008

Franny and Zooey--J.D. Salinger

Genre: Fiction
Year Published: 1955
Pages: 208
Rating: 4/5

Salinger gives us a glimpse into one bright, talented young woman's spiritual crisis by painting a picture of her quirky, gifted family through her eyes and that of her older brother's. Cleverly written in typical Salinger prose, I enjoyed it very much even though most of it takes place in the bathroom of the Glass house. I think many bright people go through crises of faith, and I enjoyed Salinger's exploration of this. I would like to read more of the Glass family--especially the two oldest siblings, one of whom committed suicide.

Challenge/s: TBR; Decades
Book-a-week #: 31

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