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2016 Reading Challenge Book 36 - Catch 22

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And now we reach the book heavy section of the month for which the end is not currently known…I’ve got some catching up to do. 750 more words

Books

Catch-22 - Review

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Published in 1961 Pages: 463 Genre: Satire, black comedy

“It was love at first sight.”

This is most likely not what many would expect to be the first line in a book about a group of American bombardiers in World War II; then again, this isn’t just any book about a group of American bombardiers. 853 more words

Writing

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Catch-22 is “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions”. (Thank you, Google)  The book is about a number of these situations that occur in the army during a war, centering around a schmuck called Yossarian, who wants to get out but can’t because of the bureaucracy that surrounds him. 199 more words

Book Reviews

Catch-22 Review: Bathing In The Absurdity Of War

Harper Lee, the celebrated author of To Kill A Mockingbird, once said about Catch-22:

Catch-22 is the only war novel I’ve ever read that makes any sense.”

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Poems

Catch 22 ~ Joseph Heller ~ 100 Book Challenge

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller was one of the books on this list that I’d never read nor heard about even though I’ve known the expression for quite some time. 993 more words

100 Book Challenge

Lewycka charm in a council estate - The Lubetkin Legacy


On a council estate in London Bertie’s mother dies; and in a desperate attempt to reclaim the flat he believes to be his he adopts an old Ukranian woman from a hospital to pretend to be his mother. 376 more words

Book Thoughts

Help! My Superior Temporal Gyrus Is On The Fritz!

As much as I hate to admit it, I think it’s fair to say I’ve been hit with a case of writer’s block. Seeing how much I’ve been posting here, you would think I am full of baloney, or tell me, “It’s all in you’re head!” Of the former, I assure you, the only thing I am currently full of, is the leftover turkey & fixin’s we discussed yesterday, in… 576 more words