Closing Time

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Tweefo (October 07, 2010, 10:12:31 AM):
I just finished "Closing Time" by Joseph Heller, the author of Catch 22. This is the sequel to Catch 22 and follow the lives of some of the characters into old age. While Catch 22 was brilliant, this one had moments of it but to my mind, not in the same class at all. So I was a bit disappointed.
This is the 3rd Joseph Heller that I read (I can't remember the other one's name) but that was also not to my liking. Catch 22, however, is one of my favorites, a classic!
GCG (October 07, 2010, 10:33:13 AM):
what genre does this fall into?
never read any of his stuff.
Tweefo (October 07, 2010, 11:15:23 AM):
There is a serious shortfall in your enjoyment of life! You have not lived until you read it. Catch 22 is a fairly old book, plays off in WW2 but is very funny. This is were the phrase Catch 22 comes from. Do yourself a favour, it should be in a library close to you.
cyghost (October 07, 2010, 11:20:36 AM):
Catch 22 is brilliant and a must read. The only other book I have read of him, I think was called David, and was quite fun as well. It tells the story of King David from his very own perspective and starts of with David and God not on talking terms :D

It was ages and ages ago and perhaps I should consider a re-read.


On Tweefo's review I think I'll skip Closing Time :P
GCG (October 07, 2010, 11:26:17 AM):
so what i'm gathering, this book is set in early 1900's, it has a satirical feel to it.
soooo, what is it about? what is the idea behind the book? why should i read it? what kind of person would like this book?

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