Catch 22

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by TC, May 24, 2012.

  1. TC

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    Reading officially starts May 28 but I'm going ahead and starting the topic. Not sure if I want to read this whole book. Read the first three chapters at lunch. Laughed a lot but didn't get hooked. I was confused a good bit of the time because they kept introducing new characters and it was sort of hard to keep up. And the main character acts weird and has me like :huh: a lot. If I read a few more chapters will I be hooked or am I just retarded and won't like the book?
     
  2. dcon79

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    I really enjoyed it but iirc I was hooked pretty early on. Also, iirc they slow down with introducing new characters, so that should get better. Keep reading a few more and hopefully something jumps out at you, because I really believe it's worth the read.

    Not everyone is going to like it, though.
     
  3. The Banks

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    Major Major Major Major is great
     
  4. Arkie Proud

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    Started reading it 2-3 times and always set it down. It just doesn't 'hit' me.
     
  5. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    read the first couple of chapters and I am like "meh" will attempt to power through hoping it gets me. if not I will buy the sparknotes
     
  6. TC

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    It's definitely funny, I'll give it that much. "Appleby was nice, funny, good at everything, and everyone liked him. Yossarian hated him immediately."
     
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  7. LKRFN

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    Felt the same way when I started reading it tonight. Laughed out loud multiple times but was a lot to take in at first. I plan on getting further in tomorrow.
     
  8. Arzachel

    Arzachel Active Member

    Great book, as is Picture This, also by Heller.
     
  9. Tumberloard

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    loved it, recommend it

    humorous and has great plot twists, can be boring as some chapters get far too long and redundant
     
  10. Plenty

    Plenty Go Canes!

    I love this book. Maybe laughed more than any other classic fiction title not named Don Quixote.
     
  11. ~ taylor ~

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    Yeah, me too. I can't finish it.
     
  12. clemsonvianj

    clemsonvianj Well-Known Member

    started reading it today. good thus far.
     
  13. The Blackfish

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    One of the smartest, funniest, wittiest books I've ever read. Was amazing, can't believe some of y'all couldnt get into it. Heller wrote a masterpiece in this book.
     
  14. The Blackfish

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    Downloaded the 70's movie starring Alan Arkin as Yossarian. Interested to see how it compares