CATCH 22: The Book

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  1. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

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    I almost forgot about the 1973 TV pilot starring Richard Dreyfuss as Yossarian.



    I thought Alan Arkin made a very good Yossarian in the 1970 film, even if he was a bit old for the role, while Christopher Abbott (I had to look up his name) left me cold in the 2019 mini-series. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but they seem to go out of their way not to call the character Yossarian in the mini-series.
     
  2. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    New hardback copy came today. It is in the queue.

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  3. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I dig that cover.

    @ping-ping-clicka, there are several great writers who served in WW II, and who wrote what I call their "war books". Some of those--Catch-22; The Naked and the Dead; Catcher in the Rye; Slaughterhouse-Five--are great pieces of literature.

    And you're right about Lolita. Great book.
     
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  4. Mike M

    Mike M Tele-Afflicted

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    One of the greatest books of all time, but apparently NOT about WW2

    Heller said his commanding officers were quality, and he had a great expiericne in the Army Air Corp.

    He says he wrote it about the corporatization of the US during the 1950's.
     
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