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J.D. Salinger Message Board 8/2/2006 3:23:00 PM
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Author Salinger's Book Reviews

A Perfect Day for Bananafish
In the book, 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish', Seymour Glass has returned from World War II a little delusional, depressed, and maybe a little bit crazy. Muriel, his wife, is more interested in herself than her husband, and keeps to her own in her hotel room while they are on vacation. Muriel's family is concerned about Seymour and their daughter, as he has been calling her odd names and behaving badly in public. The story shifts to where Seymour is la...
Franny and Zooey
In chapter one two Ivy League students meet for a date. The young man is an insensitive intellectual jock. He wants an audience for his intellectual pretensions and to have sex. Franny, the young woman, a highly sensitive person, is struggling at college and is having a spiritual crisis. She wants to be herself, have integrity, feel accepted, and to know the meaning of life. She is still young enough to be able think about life's big questions and feel t...
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye is a coming of age novel, written from the prospective of the protagonist and first person narrator, Holden Caulfield in the 1950s era. The book details the week long stay in New York of Holden in the form of a flashback. Salinger portrays through the story the theme that growing up can be a hard and difficult experience. At the beginning of the novel Holden is currently residing in a sanitarium of some kind, at this...