Many people would place "The Catcher In The Rye," by J.D. Salinger, on their list of favorite books. But my favorite is his melancholic "Franny And Zooey." The book basically has no plot (the first half of Zooey takes place in a bathtub). The complex characters and conflicts are revealed through intense conversations.

Franny struggles with a nervous breakdown, and tries to block out the outside world by ceaselessly chanting the Jesus Prayer. Zooey attempts to help his sister find value and meaning in life.

This video is an opening sequence to an imaginary film version of the book. The music is by Christopher Gunning and is entitled "L'ABC". It can be purchased on iTunes as part of the "La Vie En Rose" soundtrack album.

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