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Books Ruined by Later Works

I will start off by stating that I have MANY favorite novels. Now, I will state my disappointment in sequels and prequels of excellent literary works that have been ruined by its popularity for more background into the characters. 960 more words

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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, A (relatively short) Review

Catch-22, published in 1961, during the throes of the Vietnam War, by Joseph Heller would go on to be lauded as one of the greatest anti-war novels ever written. 539 more words


The Logic of Absurdity: “Catch-22”

The following essay will provide a critical discussion of chapter thirty-nine entitled “The Eternal City” in Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22 in relation to the postmodern condition of individual and society as governed by the principle of “Catch-22”. 2,119 more words


The Problem with Plurals

the problem is I got more ideas than minutes
more ambitions to begin than I have reasons to finish
more horizons to explore than I have means to their limits…

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Do We All Fret the Edit?

Here we are at the blank page again, you and I. I’ve been in the deep, editing my magazine article, running around amongst the minutiae, and I needed to come up for some air, let the words flow wild and free. 234 more words

Random Meditations

Book 7: Catch 22, written by Joseph Heller

Have you ever read a book, finished it, then wondered ‘Wait a sec, where was the storyline??’. I have, now. This is a pretty interesting book and is obviously written by a very intelligent man with a harsh and sarcastic (but very sharp) sense of humour. 637 more words

Book Reviews

5 other notable sequels to take your mind off "Go Set a Watchman"

We’ve all heard that Harper Lee is releasing a sequel to her famed debut novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Last week, Harper Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, released a statement from the author saying she was “extremely hurt” by claims that she was being pressured into releasing  493 more words