August 2019: Catch-22 (Heller)

Books, Drinks, & Discussion in West Chester.
Books, Drinks, & Discussion in West Chester.
Public group

Rams Head Bar & Grill

40 East Market Street · West Chester, PA

How to find us

Long table past the bar; there will likely be books present.

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And so it's August. As summer winds down, we'll be reading a classic that's been on our voting list for a while now: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

"Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. "

We'll be selecting our September and October books at this meeting, so bring on the suggestions. Seeing as October is the month of Halloween, any spooky/scary/etc. suggestions are encouraged (but not required; all suggestions are welcome).

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