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Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger

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by Jon Edwards (subscribe)
I'm a young writer from Perth, Australia. Here is my blog: blotofink.tumblr.com/ I love writing creatively, and I just found reviews extremely enjoyable to write.
Published February 4th 2013
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger for Christmas, and even luckier seeing as though it was a first edition. My sister, who currently resides overseas, is an avid reader, and a great supporter of my writing. She gives me a lot of titles to read, and bought this one as a present for me. I was stoked.



The book was one of the most insightful books I have read in my time. Salinger is a master at captivating a reader, his emphasis seems to be character construction over plot. The plot of this book was a bit weak, people have asked me what happens and what it's about, but I was stumped and had to take a few minutes to really explain what the book is about. But, one can not argue with the amount of relativity to some of the characters in this book. Zooey was my favourite, a smart young man, who knows he is smart. The way he speaks to his mother is just awful, and he values no one above himself. He really is a character that one develops a love-hate relationship for.

If anyone is looking for a real, intellectual read, then I suggest this book. It has been around for a very long time, and if you haven't read it, I highly suggest you go out and buy it, or loan it from your local library. I was never left bored or losing interest from this book, and I know seek to read more by J.D Salinger.
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