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    Is anyone here reading Catch-22 ? Or has anyone hear read Catch-22? I'm reading it now, and it is one of the most hilarious, silly, deep thought-provoking, interesting books I have ever read. I LOVE IT! Im about half way done and was just seeing what other people that have read it tink about it? Any opinions?


    Book Info:
    Title: Catch-22
    Author: Joseph Heller
    Published in: 1961 (redone with new Preface by author in '89)
    Keenan K.

    "Anything worth living for is worth dying for and anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for."
    -Catch-22

    "We're the airborne, we're supposed to be surrounded."
    -Maj. Richard Winters, Bastogne

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  • #2
    Read it years ago, prob. in the '70s. Also saw the movie when it came out. Having an interest in military history I thought it put a different spin on a 'war story'.
    "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
    - Ambrose Bierce

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    • #3
      Yeah, it makes it a little humourous and I think it really shows how chaotic a WWII airman's head can get!
      Keenan K.

      "Anything worth living for is worth dying for and anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for."
      -Catch-22

      "We're the airborne, we're supposed to be surrounded."
      -Maj. Richard Winters, Bastogne

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      • #4
        I loved the book, heck for some reason, I have two copies of it! I bought the one copy, and then somehow ended up with another...


        hmm... ::wonders whether there is any syndicate involvement...::
        “To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Overseer
          I loved the book, heck for some reason, I have two copies of it! I bought the one copy, and then somehow ended up with another...


          hmm... ::wonders whether there is any syndicate involvement...::
          I buy books twice cause I'll buy, read it, like it then see it again in the bookstore and forget I already have a copy.

          Cheers!


          Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

          "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

          What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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          • #6
            Started reading my parents copy years ago ( 60's). When they were out of course because I was looking for the Dirty Bits!

            Then saw the film which was very good about 1970 IIRC.

            Read the book proper in the mid 70',s and liked it a lot but it can be a bit repetitive.

            I still sometimes pick it up and browse through it, for the D..., sorry I mean for the more interesting passages.:thumb:
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            • #7
              I first read the book back in high school and read it again after college. A great funny book.

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              • #8
                I know I saw the movie but can't remember if I read the book. I just finished Edwin Hoyt's "The GI's War" and about 50 pages into the book I figured out I had already read it! It might be the first book I've read twice, but as old age and alzheimers set in it may happen more often.:quest:
                "War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want."
                General William "Uncle Billy" Sherman

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                • #9
                  I have no idea how much about war that book was-- but it sure was a great satire --- I happen to be a Civil Servant -- and the 'great bombing patterns' - omg - is that about true - how superficial things can be from the top levels down ... actually - it isn't so funny -as it is kinda sad that it has a nice ring of truth to it.

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                  • #10
                    havent read it but...

                    HEY HAVENT READ THE BOOK BUT IM REREADING ONE SHOT-ONE KILL ITS ABOUT MARINE SNIPER IN WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM, AND BERUIT. HIGHLLY RECOMMEND THOUGH IT IS SOMEWHAT REPETITIVE. VERY GOOD

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                    • #11
                      Is the book in all caps too?
                      “To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Overseer
                        Is the book in all caps too?
                        AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

                        That's funny, man.
                        Keenan K.

                        "Anything worth living for is worth dying for and anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for."
                        -Catch-22

                        "We're the airborne, we're supposed to be surrounded."
                        -Maj. Richard Winters, Bastogne

                        http://www.warmovie.com/top/gif/bob_banner.jpg

                        http://specialforces.low-ping.com/us...images/smg.gif

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