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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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Read from March 01 to June 05, 2011

It took me three months, but I finally finished it. I am glad I did. I can't say that I loved this book, but I can see why it is important. As I read, I kept thinking to myself how white-washed America's retrospective view of World War Two has become, how completely noble we pretend we are and were during the whole affair. I love that this novel, about the absurdity of bureaucracy and war, came out of that war, and it reminded me how illusory ideals run rampant in the rationalizations of those who would wish us to believe in unflagging patriotism, duty, and black-and-white morality.

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Reading Progress

03/07/2011 page 107
23.0% "Amused, but the joke is beginning to wear on me."
05/08/2011 page 260
56.0% "Seriously, I am going to finish this someday."
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