Joan Didion skrev 1961 i National Review att J.D. Salingers Franny and Zooey var ”finally spurious, and what makes it spurious is Salinger’s tendency to flatter the essential triviality within each of his readers, his predilection for giving instructions for living. What gives the book its extremely potent appeal is precisely that it is self-help copy: it emerges finally as Positive Thinking for the upper middle classes, as Double Your Energy and Live Without Fatigue for Sarah Lawrence girls”.
Men det är naturligtvis bara skitsnack. Jag älskar Franny and Zooey.