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Call Me J.J.

I spent the afternoon reading a chapter in Joseph Heller’s “Catch 22” about an officer who starts signing his papers “Washington Irving” and “John Milton”.  He does this to make his paperwork disappear, as no one sends him copies of already sent documents to re-sign after others have countersigned them.  351 more words

There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
—Joseph Heller, Catch 22, 1961

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Trump & "Good As Gold"

 Trump and “Good as Gold” are not terms frequently found together except perhaps in the minds of his base. However, reading Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” put me in mind of Joseph Heller’s”Good As Gold” published in 1979. 632 more words

Politics

Bette Midler on Donald Trump with thanks to Joseph Heller

” It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into  virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honour, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.

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"Book's"

TO ENLARGE IMAGES NOT IN A GROUP, CLICK ON THEM. CLICKING ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP WILL ACCESS ITS GALLERY, ANY MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT… 778 more words

The ones that never made it: A Review(ish)

I have been laboring through a book for months now, and yesterday I decided that even though I love it so much, I just won’t get to the end of it. 974 more words

Book Reviews (of Sorts)