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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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4,15/5

Catch-22 stretches some limitations that are so normative in books ,that I couldn’t help but love it for that. One of the more common critique for this book was the way the timeline was build. That wasn’t really a problem for me, finding the jumps in time relatively easy to follow .More important, I don’t believe that having a perfect time-setting for every scene was of a great importance . The humor was fantastic and my only true problem was that in the middle, the story dragged a bit ;some 80 pages may be some extra weight .

Other than that, I think the reader needs to dive into this leaving some pre-existing knowledge of how the world works or what’s logical and what’s not, even what’s good and evil , at the door. Working with the book’s new rules of logic , bureaucracy, levels of authority , capitalism , sexuality , will help you understand it and its characters better in what it seems to be a word of absurdity.

I will re-read this soon ,since I’m certain that I’ll discover new ideas to think of, new situations to laugh at ,new tragedies to contemplate.
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Reading Progress

February 18, 2018 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
February 18, 2018 – Shelved
February 18, 2018 –
10.0% "10% in and I’m enjoying this so much"
February 19, 2018 – Started Reading
February 24, 2018 –
54.0%
February 27, 2018 –
80.0%
March 1, 2018 – Shelved as: favourite-books-x1f451
March 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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