Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  • October 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Originally published in 1961, Heller’s novel has stood for over 50 years as a dark, yet hilarious take on the horrors of war, bureaucracy and life itself.  Heller deftly combines satire, farce, absurdity and stark realism to tell the story of a World War II bombardier squadron, in particular Captain Yossarian, as they attempt to survive their deployment in Italy.  

For those interested, Heller published a sequel to Catch-22 in 1994 entitled Closing Time.  It continues the stories of a number of the original novel’s characters after the conclusion of the war.  Reviews have been decidedly luke-warm.  

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  • Steven L.

    Hi everyone. Great discussion tonight - I'm looking forward to "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." Kimberly, thanks for hosting ...and when I got home I realized I left my jacket on the chair in your library. Sorry about that. I can either get it when we meet next time or, if you don't want to look at it for a month, I can come pick it up at our convenience.

    October 8, 2013

  • Barbara

    Guys.....I am really sorry....but, I have read so little of the book, I can't imagine being a valuable participant in this conversation. I am going to drop out of our meeting. See you next month!

    October 7, 2013

  • Marie L.

    Expect that Catch 22 will lead to a conversation as lively as last night. Thanks, Jess, for having us at your beautiful new home in a very beautiful neighborhood.

    2 · September 11, 2013

    • Angie R.

      Thanks for the link to the documentary. It sounded interesting.

      September 11, 2013

    • Steven L.

      I'd like to thank you for that link too. The documentary made me want to read it again, but I'll save it for another time.

      September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow this filled up fast, I have two books to finish ahead of this one but since I'm on the wait list right now it doesn't matter. Does this Meetup bump people to yes when others drop out or does one have to do it manually.

    September 14, 2013

    • Angie R.

      Meetup will bump you automatically if a spot opens up. Unfortunately, people typically don't change their RSVP until the last few days before a meeting.

      September 14, 2013

  • Chas j.

    One of my favorites. See you then.

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Steven L.

    I'm looking forward to this. I had a great time at last night's discussion of "A Confederacy of Dunces." Refreshing and enlightening to hear everyone's opinions.

    1 · September 11, 2013

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