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Quote of the Day

“Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for.” – Joseph Heller, Catch 22


Catching Up

I’ve been reading Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch-22 again, for the first time in thirty years or so.   The story of Captain Yossarian and his fellow bomber crews in World War II Italy first attracted me as a young warbird enthusiast, but soon I understood how it had become a document of ongoing social significance.  698 more words


George Clooney is Making CATCH-22 for Hulu

Catch-22 has already been adapted several times over the years as a movie, play, and TV show pilot. It is now being adapted once again, but this time by Hulu with George Clooney set to direct and star in it. 38 more words

Full House Reading Challenge - Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Narrative style: Detatched, third person

Rating: 3/5

Published: 1961

Format: paperback

Synopsis: Yossarian doesn’t want to fly any more missions. He has done the required amount but the goalpost keeps moving. 278 more words

Book Reviews

'If only I'd been warned!' - writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others opt reading matter that would have been useful when young

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes. Photo: Roberto Ricciuti/ Getty Images…

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The Days of the Double Bind

The last few days I’ve been trying to deal with the sort of apparently insoluble problem usually called a double bind, similar to the logical paradox which provided the central plot device of Joseph Heller’s classic novel… 943 more words


Police In My Review Mirror

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. — Joseph Heller . On This Day In: 2016 Full And Rich 2015 Go Deeper… 18 more words