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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction - J.D. Salinger Mixed feelings for the moment. "Raise High..." is lighter and it tells the story of Buddy going on a three-day permit to NY to attend Seymour's wedding (which eventually doesn't take place because he's too happy to get married). The few characters involved in the story (4-5) are exquisitely portrayed, imho. "Seymour: An Introduction" focuses on Buddy's attempt to portray Seymour and gives a lot of insight into the two older brothers' lives and characters, esp. Seymour's. The story (Buddy's memories, actually) seemed deeper than "Raise High", even complicated, filled with Eastern mysticism. Something to get back to one day.