Catch-22: Chapters 14-18

Chapters Read:14. Kid Sampson, 15. Piltchard and Wren, 16. Lucina, 17. The Soldier in White, 18. The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice Page reached:: 171 of 448 (38.17%). Status Report: A few welcome diversions in this block of chapters, fueling speculation that this thing might have a plot after all. Piltchard and Wren contains an actual action sequence. Lucina, meanwhile,

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Catch-22: Chapters 11-13

Chapters Read: 11. Captain Black, 12. Bologna, 13. Major ______ De Coverely Page reached:: 124 of 448 (27.68%). Status Report: Folks are dropping out of NaNoReMo left and right. I guess since I, the founder of NaNoReMo, dropped out of it myself last year, everyone is allowed one bail. But next year when we read Ulysses: no quitters. Well too

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Catch-22: Chapters 9 & 10

Chapters Read: 9. Major Major Major Major, 10. Wintergreen Page reached:: 105 of 448 (23.44%). Status Report: So far I have compared Heller's writing style to Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, A. A. Milne, and Abbot and Costello. And yet, the whole time, I have had a nagging feeling in the back of my mind that there was some other author

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Catch-22: Chapters 5-8

Chapters Read: 5. Chief White Halfoat, 6. Hungry Joe, 7. McWatt, 8. Lieutenant Scheisskopf Page reached:: 76 of 448 (16.96%). Status Report: On the one hand, the "Who's On First" routine is getting wearisome; on the other, the book is a pretty easy read ("because of" or "despite of" the schtick, I haven't yet decided), so I'm not sure it

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Catch-22: Chapters 1-4

Chapters Read: 1. The Texan; 2. Clevinger; 3. Havermeyer; 4. Doc Daneeka Page reached:: 33 of 448 (7.37%). Status Report:There was a urologist for his urine, a lymphologist for his lymph, an endocrinologist for his endocrines, a psychologist for his psyche, a dermatologist for his derma; there was a pathologist for his pathos, a cystologist for his cysts, and a

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The Bad Review Revue

The Comebacks: "Probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs." -- Gregory Kirschling , ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Saw IV: "As edgy as a rubber knife." -- Scott Schueller, CHICAGO TRIBUNE The Ten Commandment: "Thou shalt not cast Christian Slater as Moses, no matter how much the Hollywood party boy wants to fulfill some form of karmic community service." --

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Halloween: Post Mortem

We get no trick-or-treaters at our house. Zero. So we went over to the home of some friends, who live on Capitol Hill. When they invited us, they made it sound like it would be a delightful, relaxing evening. Some food. A little wine. The occasional interruption by visiting children. Little did we know that we were being conscripted to

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