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Catch As Catch Can by Joseph Heller
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For Heller completests' only. The early stories aren't very good, as Heller himself admits in 'Now and Then.' At best they evoke a 1940's B-movie film-noir feel. The better stories are later on after he develops his comedic double-talk style. There are two harrowing tales of drug addiction, and some good follow-ups to Catch-22. The autobiographical writings and reminiscences about WW2, Coney Island, and Catch-22 are also very enjoyable.
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Brent For Heller completests' only. The early stories aren't very good, as Heller himself admitted in 'Now and Then.' They do, however, evoke a mood of 1940's film noir, and one or two harrowing stories of drug addiction. The better stories aren't until the 1960's where we see his brilliant penchant for comedic double-talk. His follow-ups' to Catch-22 and autobiographical writings are the highlight to this book.


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