Monday, October 19, 2009

Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Two rich and smart siblings struggle with their obvious superiority. Salinger's excessive style makes the first 206 pages feel like endless chatter, with meaningless details, but it sets the stage for the last two pages. Here's what I got from it (spoiler!): Zooey's message to Franny is that even if you smarter, richer, and in any other way better than someone else, you have to treat everyone else as if they are divine. In other words, every person is important and worth your respect. And I like that.

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