Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mid-Way Appraisal: Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

So, I've only read about 1/3 of this novel so far, but I thought I'd give an update.

With so many characters right from the very beginning, I was feeling a little confused. Is it imperative that I be aware of EVERYONE that makes an appearance in this book? Who is the MAIN character, the protagonist, the person in the story with whom I should be relating? Will there be a quiz?

Despite my myriad questions, I trudged onward through the reading, hoping it would all come together for me in time.

It didn't. But it's awesome.

Silly does not even remotely describe the ridiculous antics that go on in this book, Monty-Python-style, and I LOVE it! I can almost hear my high school English teacher describing Catch-22 as one of the foremost satires of the time, but that makes the novel seem, well, educational. That is not how I would describe it, though. Slapstick at times, asinine at others, hilarious always: Catch-22 (so far) is a great choice!

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