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J.D. Salinger.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Tesseract, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. I just finished 'Franny and Zooey' for the 3rd time...its probably my fav book...'catcher in the rye' is probably my fav book again, I dont know why exactly i start this thread, i just wanna say that the Glass family is the best thing in the universe and i hope someone will go deeper about this.

    PS1, If you like Salinger dont you EVER read the book his daughter published about him.

    PS2, If you never read him and you liked the The Tenebaums, its time to introduce your self to the real deal

    PS3, [email protected]#$%, i know you'll be all over this.
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    wow... Ch.Zero is getting all wordy and nerdy.
    Can't we talk about smashing stuff and getting all zooted?

    just playing teser, keep at it.
  3. PedroHammers

    PedroHammers Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 24, 2003 Messages: 403 Likes Received: 0
    Catcher in the Rye one of my favorites as well. As far as film comparisions, the film Igby Goes Down draws some seriously close comparisions to Catcher in Rye. and i really cant complain about that one bit.
  4. I havent watched that one, sounds like i must. I cant really say The tenebaums have extreme similarities but the whole mood is definatelly Salingerish..cant complain either.

    I had the bad luck of reading Catcher in the rye at 19...i still believe that its somehow a teenage book, not meaning nayve but i feel that it speaks louder in your teens. Franny and Zooey on the other hand was at best synchro...never in my life a book had so many similarities with my life and the way it moves.
  5. doggy jones

    doggy jones New Jack

    Joined: Jul 13, 2003 Messages: 21 Likes Received: 0
    I never had to read 'Catcher' in highschool, but my girfreind at the time made me. So of course I did. Shit.
  6. doggy jones

    doggy jones New Jack

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  7. SukiSukiNow

    SukiSukiNow Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 15, 2001 Messages: 11,303 Likes Received: 702
    Loved that book.
    Have you read "A Wrinkle in Time" yet? Gotta travel the tesseract...
  8. iced_tea

    iced_tea Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2003 Messages: 328 Likes Received: 1
    we can have a zoot suit riot:lol:

    yea i know that was uncalled for

    i read catcher in the rye for 11th grade english and it was probably one of the most enticing books i had read. so i read it couple more times and everytime i read that book i felt that something new was shown by it. i cant really explain better then that. but it was very well written
  9. Re: Re: J.D. Salinger.

    I'm making a 'you can ride tesseract anytime' comment because i'm funny like that and not sleazy and stuff...

    What about Franny and Zooey?
    c'mon people
  10. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    A wrinkle in time was an awesome book I even saw the play. No, tess havent read 'fanny and zooey' but ill pick it up the next time im at the library.
  11. PedroHammers

    PedroHammers Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 24, 2003 Messages: 403 Likes Received: 0
    about franny and zoey... i wish i could say that i read more than the first thirty pages, but i havent... i started but somehow failed, maybe it was because they were writing about the city in which yale is located and i was living there at the moment, i do not know...
    but, if you have not seen Igby Goes Down, i suggest doing so. I believe it is out of DVD now all over the place... very very strong comparisions to Catcher in the Rye... def worth your while and Claire Daynes is in it and she is hot.
  12. I will definatelly check it out pedro, thanx for pointing it out. As far as F&Z goes, i hear ya...sometimes for unidentified reasons we cant keep up to some books or movies..its weird. Anyway, since you liked the Catcher so much, i'd say give F&Z a second try, or not.

    KING BLING Guest

    I purchased Franny and Zooey two days ago and read 40 pages since...Pedro, what the hell are you talking about? The first 40 pages are a conversation and have nothing to do with locale or anythign else you might get bored by despite where you live.

    Igby goes down is a good movie, but it is not great. It is a good set up followed by a deflating sociopathetic ending...books from the early 20th century and movies based on this period (or written in this style such as Igby) all have some form of aristocratic financial character involved. This is because it allows the lead figure to explore whatever the writer was desiring to put out there in a way that the reader could accept. Its a cop out in my eyes, not a complete loss but played out...

    thanks for inspiring me to get these books
  14. Hell yeah bling!
    Please come back when you're done to talk about it...