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    Here's the place to discuss Joseph Heller's epic read. Hope you enjoy it!

    See the accompanying blog post HERE
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    I just finished reading this book for the third time. I love it - the first read I didn't know what was happening, the second read I understood everything, the third read I just sat back and enjoyed the read.
    I think the main way it relates to Lost, is in the style. Each chapter focuses on a character (like the episodes). There are multiple flashbacks, with a little bit more revealed each time - like the Lost flashbacks, each time we learn more about a character or the Island.
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    This was the first book ever to actually make me LOL when I read it. Some of the material is really funny. I really like this book.



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    I'm not sure that I liked the book (I am certainly not going to re read it) everytime it started getting interesting I got Lost so in that respect found it difficult to read.

    Obviously its like Lost in that in goes over the same story time and time again but with some slight differences. But all in all I found it too long and drawn out.

    another comparison to Lost could be the bizzare timing of humour in that it comes when you don't expect it (I am thinking mainly of Ben Linus here)

    not sure why Naomi Dorit gets to the the one to bring the book into the show though

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    Yossarian reminded me a lot of Ben, tbh. Anyone else the same?
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    I think 'perdidos' means 'lost' in Spanish, so perdiphile = lost lover. (I'm just guessing)

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    It's surprising that people aren't commenting on such a great book

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    Catch-22 is my favorite book of all time. I've been re-reading the book since last week, read like 100 pages today and I'm going to continue reading into the night. I love this book a lot, and I think I'm going to keep it with me more often. Naomi did good in picking this book for the freighter ride.

    Some advice: When anyone is feeling down or bored, just pick up Catch-22 and start reading.

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    So what parts did everyone find the funniest?

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    I loved Milo's stuff, and what led to him believing bombing the base was a good idea.
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    I think 'perdidos' means 'lost' in Spanish, so perdiphile = lost lover. (I'm just guessing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    So what parts did everyone find the funniest?
    Orr and Yossarian's conversation about Crab Apples lol



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