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Franny and ZooeyThe short story Franny takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around herThe novella Zooey is named for Zooey Glass the second youngest member of the Glass family As his younger sister Franny suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in her parents' Manhattan living room leaving If you liked Catcher in the Rye than your average novel then you probably have considered reading Franny and Zooey It's one of very few books that JD 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 disappointedProblem 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 Holden Caulfield And so is every other guy character in Franny and Zooey They all talk and act the same It's all Jesus Christ goddam and you can't tell them apartProblem number two the plot If you thought Catcher in the Rye was short on plot check out this book NOTHING happens I mean it Nothing The first uarter of the book is just Franny sitting in a restaurant talking to her boyfriend The remaining three fourths is Zooey sitting in the bathtub talking to his mom then getting dressed and talking to his sister in the living room That's it They don't do anything They don't go anywhere The entire book is just characters talking to each other And it's boring pointless dialogue too It'd be one thing if they were interesting characters but they're not And all they do is smoke Every one of them They chain smoke like it's the only thing Salinger could think of to put into his novel that wasn't in uotation marksHmm what can Zooey do when he's not talkingI've got it He can smoke a cigar BrilliantMore like frustrating That makes two books in a row that I've read and been disappointed with

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Term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I'm very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories I've been waiting for them most of my life and I think I have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available ski 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 US 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 yet troubled large family Disillusioned by college teachers are idiots and hypocrites like their victim the students Only caring about themselves and lacking passion for their jobs going through the motions and nothing acting FRANNY HAS SEEN THE LIGHT having read a book The Way of the Pilgrim and its seuel The Pilgrim Continues his Way by an anonymous writer a poor peasant with a bad arm a seeker of truth trying to find God's will from the 19th century he wandered through massive Russia Speaking to countless people most very friendly surprisingly monks are glad to talk about religion to the amiable pilgrim Franny becomes enad obsessed a better word by these books carrying them around in her purse The much anticipated weekend crashes like a baseball striking a glass window pun intended Fainting spells arguments about teachers in their respective schools what is really important life in general an unpleasant atmosphereSecond part Zooey Zachary a good looking tv actor however not a big man at 25 five years older than his little sister pretty Franny both are at their parents apartment in New York City He is trying to read somehow an old letter while taking a bath mother entersZooey calls her Bessie and the father Les former showbiz stars she is worried about Franny now sleeping on the couch in the living room arriving a few days ago from the disastrous weekend sick in heart and bodyBegs him to talk to her afraid the daughter is having a nervous breakdown the uncomfortable son agrees The siblings discuss her strange behavior she hates school friends and professors uits acting in her college play everything is stupid nothing matters but becomes a fanatical reader of the poor Pilgrim's thoughts about JesusSmall book with big ideas still not loved by all in truth heavyweight or lightweight materialyou decide I myself believe it was well worth the rather confusing trip

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read Franny and Zooey mobi ¸ Paperback ¶ gwairsoft ↠ [KINDLE] ❂ Franny and Zooey Author J.D. Salinger – Gwairsoft.co.uk The short story Franny takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives alBessie her mother deeply concerned Zooey comes to her aid offering what he thinks is brotherly love understanding and words of sage adviceSalinger writes of these works 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 “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 writing would be an understatement My first thought upon reading the final page was “finally I finished this book” It's usually not a good thing when you're relieved once you finish a book but I feel that it's different with Salinger’s book This was a journey for me and the characters in which I and they work through problems Of course you're relieved when you find the answers at the end And thankfully Salinger does give answers Rather than bore you with my take on “Franny and Zooey” here's a description of the book by Salinger himself “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 bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I'm very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories I've been waiting for them most of my life and I think I have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available skill” These are two short stories but so closely related 'Zooey' a novella starts where 'Franny' a short story ends that it is probably better for both stories to be read together Zooey Glass and Franny Glass are brother and sister and the two youngest of seven children All of them have been on a uiz radio show 'A Wise Child' which seems to have led to all of them having difficulty in dealing with other people 'Franny' centers on her going to meet her boyfriend Lane for the weekend which turns into a disaster on the first day because she seems to be out of sorts 'Zooey' then offers an explanation of this from the brother's perspective as she comes home to be consumed in her problems We get an insight into their history and an explanation and solution for Franny's problemPerhaps 'Franny' was my favorite of the two perhaps; perhaps 'Zooey' is the better of the two perhaps I found myself often agreeing with Zooey Salenger’s observations of college students and their attitudes how I miss those days are funny and also uite true He exposes the phony self congratulatory and self importance that is even present now than when he wrote these works Yes Salinger is terribly judgmental or at least his characters are It’s that realization that no matter who you are you are a very small piece in a much larger whole and the need to accept that that’s crushing Franny She wants to partake in the world without feeling let down with its banality It seems the challenge Salinger is putting out there for Franny to face is how to