To some, it might seem a bit strange to review a “classic,” but you know, we don’t come tumbling into this world having magically read them all. I’ve read Salinger’s Nine Stories, but I haven’t read the one it seems that “everybody” has read, Catcher in the Rye. How this is possible, I don’t know, considering one of my best friends is one of those people who has multiple copies and likes to throw them at others, insisting that they read it. My only excuse is that it’s continually checked out of the library, and I haven’t gotten around to buying it.
Point is, the same could be said for someone else about Franny and Zooey. With the eleventy-gerbillion books in the world (yes, my number is totally precise, shush), a person has to have some inkling as to why they would want to read a book other than that they “should” or it’s a “classic.” And Wikipedia is spoiler-central, which is fine, if that’s what you’re looking for, but old books need new, regular reviews too.
And if you have already read it, feel free to say what you liked about it in the comments.