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Week 31: Catch-22

Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 453
Days to finish: 7
Favourite Lines: “Clevinger had a mind, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf had noticed that people with minds tended to get pretty smart at times.” 139 more words


It's The Best Damn Catch There Is...Almost Makes You Whistle

Recently I’ve been reading Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, the novel which literally added a new word to the collected vocabulary of society. The novel remains to this day essential reading, however I note that the public education system seems hesitant to actually teach children this tricky text, though given the number of people I’ve met who are entering the field of education this doesn’t surprise me much; for every brilliant and passionate educator there is “that one” that somehow passes through the cracks, and if I must see one more person about to become an History or English teacher that doesn’t read….so help me. 2,755 more words

Slaughterhouse-Five and Catch-22

            It may or may not be entirely coincidental that I read these two books back-to-back. I’d had Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 on my bookshelf for over a year and a half without reading beyond the first chapter, but after I finished Kurt Vonnegut’s relatively short… 418 more words


You Don't Need a Cape

Sorry, Tina Turner, but we really do need another hero. As many as we can find, in fact.

This has been a rough week for my heroes. 747 more words

Stuff And Nonsense

Does Retirement Make Me a Financial Risk?

Part of my plan for retirement has long been to build an addition on my 900-square-foot home to make it more comfortable for full-time living. I have been accumulating savings designated for this purpose for the past decade, and had about half the funds needed for the construction on hand when work began in June. 967 more words

Retirement Finances

Catch-22 ~ A Capsule Book Review

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp 

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller was first published in 1961 and is one of the landmark American novels of the twentieth century, ranking number seven on the Modern Library’s list of the hundred best books in the English language of the twentieth century. 435 more words