Tag Archives: Joseph Heller

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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2013 Books Read

It’s been a hell of a year. Devastating as well as redemptive. I started it out in Memphis, and end it here in New Jersey. And now my new niece Pearl has arrived! It’s been both a busy year as … Continue reading

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“‘I thought 22 was a funnier number than 14.” – Robert Gottlieb, Simon & Schuster

Wonderful article about the well-known story of the naming of the book Catch-22. My favorite is that quote from editor Robert Gottlieb in the title line. He’s right, you know.

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The Books: “Catch-22″ (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 6

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Sixth excerpt from Catch-22 – by Joseph Heller A beautiful and deep and funny excerpt. Yossarian emerges from the plane, covered in Snowden- who had died in the back. Yossarian is naked. He pretty much … Continue reading

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The Books: “Catch-22″ (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 5

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Fifth excerpt from Catch-22– by Joseph Heller I don’t have a favorite section of this book – the entire thing is an assault, one I love – I just ride the wave when I read … Continue reading

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The Books: “Catch-22″ (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 4

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Fourth excerpt from Catch-22 – by Joseph Heller The horrifying attack of Bologna hovers over much of this book like a spectre. Heller leaps around in time a bit – we’re before Bologna, we’re after … Continue reading

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The Books: “Catch-22″ (Joseph Heller) Excerpt 2

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Catch-22 – by Joseph Heller Because I must. Because he makes me laugh out loud. Because I adore him and also because I fear him. Here is an excerpt involving Chief White Halfoat. He talks … Continue reading

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The Books: “Catch-22″ (Joseph Heller)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Catch-22 – by Joseph Heller As per usual, I get a little bit nervous when I come to a book in my shelf that is this important to me. I was nervous when I came … Continue reading

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Ten Books I Couldn’t Live Without

1. Possession – by A.S. Byatt. Like Heather I have read this book probably 4 or 5 times – I just finished it yet again, and every time I come to it – I see different things, I relate to … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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