“…when we increase the number of variables, the axioms themselves never change.”

The Catcher in the Rye on acid, perhaps. A student flips out and holds his class prisoner at gunpoint. The situation quickly develops in a quite different way than to be expected, and under those weird circumstances some interesting truths come out, about the students and about other things. The first draft was written as early as 1967, and it is a “young” book in both good and perhaps not so good ways.