I was surprised at first to find Franny and Zooey to be a two-part novel but then it makes perfect sense. I was also surprised to find that Zooey was a 25 year old male (no thanks to Zooey Deschanel who I heard was named after the character). It’s hard to describe Franny and Zooey. The book, as mentioned by a reviewer, is neither plot driven nor is it particularly thrilling. I could describe it as a story about a brother and sister who are the freaks of a dysfunctional family and one of them has a mental breakdown. Yet, I think that telling you (spoiler alert?) that there will be a revelation that the Fat Lady is “Christ Himself” would do the book greater justice. Another book I read in one sitting - recommended.