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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Every day in every way, Salinger wants us to get better and better. A story about some people, the Glasses, who are trying to settle down in a New York made up of new symbols and preferred realities. Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

Refreshingly different than almost anything else I've read in a long time. This is a book I carried around as a kid (maybe 12 or 13) until my mom took it away because of "the language." I think that ... Read full review

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

I had cause to reread this classic when I read a different book that reminded me of it. One of the greatest American literary tragedies is the small amount of Glass family stories created by J.D ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hae-Yu - LibraryThing

Slightly better than Catcher in the Rye, Frannie and Zooey relate the tale of 2 siblings in a liberal, bourgeois family in the 50's. Frannie comes home from school with a crisis of conscious and Zooey ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

Franny and Zooey are siblings in their twenties, both highly intelligent, articulate and self-absorbed rich kids in New York City. Angst seems to be a Glass family trait. Franny is deep into an ... Read full review

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User Review  - eapalmer - LibraryThing

Salinger's writing is extraordinary. It is vivid and descriptive, and I have no doubt that there are scenes in this book that I will never forget. Salinger is a master of atmosphere. However, there ... Read full review

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User Review  - katie1802 - LibraryThing

There's just something about this book, although its pretty much a few conversations between a cast of four people, Salinger managed to include so much. I consider this to be my favourite of his books ... Read full review

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User Review  - alienhard - LibraryThing

Brilliant dialogue. No chapters. So many cigarettes, so much smoking. Can you get secondhand smoke from a book? I think I need a shower. Speaking of which, that conversation in the bathroom goes on forEVER. I kept wanting one of them to LEAVE THE ROOM. 3.5 stars Read full review

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User Review  - Monica C. - Overstock.com

Worth reading with a cup of coffee. Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

I liked this book very much when I read it as a teenager. I'm not sure it would please me as much now, and I probably will not re-read it. Read full review

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All reviews - 97