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whoever wrote the review for a.com is a moron.
am 7. August 1997
I appreciate amazon. com's effort to give brief reviews of books so that people may browse, and find something that catches their fancy. What I don't like is the obvious fact that whoever wrote this reviewer obviously never read the book. At best they might have skimmed it. First thing, Franny is not pregnant. Her physical illness is a manafestation of her spiritual crisis. also she's not worried about her friends becoming housewives. Lastly, Zooey is not there simply to pester Franny. The book is just a wee bit deeper than that. Salinger is analyzing the form of function of religion, and also connecting it to the family structure, Zooey's comment about Franny not recognizing a bowl of "consecrated" chicken soup is one of the cornerstones of the novel. Jesus, or what ever spiritual entity you choose to identify with, in Salinger's opinion, is not just some abstract being sitting on high, looking down at us without caring. Instead, as one of the quotes on Seymour and Buddy's door says, "I move not without thy knowledge." The Zooey story is one of the most important religious/philisophical works of the second half of the twentieth century. It ranks with Camus' The Plague as some of the best descriptions of the human condition. To trivialize it the way that the amazon.com review is a shame for fans of the book. More importantly, it might deny others the chance of discovering this boo