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”Nine Stories” is a collection of short tales by Salinger. It consists of Salinger’s two most famous works — “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “For Esmé– with Love and Squalor”.
What makes this book stand out?
The moods of desperation, frustration, and pell-mell identities. The characters seem to be realistic with some real fuss, spilling into their lives.
Read it for
The stories are more like unusual nine impressionist sketches. They are laden with sensational and dreamlike imagery, which makes it one of J. D. Salinger's sellers.
Don't read it for
The stories seem to have a theme of wide-ranging rich people in solitude in some manner or another, which makes it dull to read.