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By Joseph Heller

A darkly comedian and impressive sequel to the yankee vintage Catch-22.
In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the top in their lives and the century, as is the total new release that fought in global struggle II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such novices as little Sammy Singer and great Lew, all associated, in an uneasy peace and previous age, battling now not the Germans this time, however the finish. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of the United States within the part century given that WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our nice towns, the greed and hypocrisy of our enterprise and tradition -- with a similar ferocious humor as Catch-22.
Closing Time is outrageously humorous and absolutely severe, and as very good and profitable as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house replicate that captures, right away grotesquely and properly, the reality approximately ourselves.

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259 21. The Book of Ruth: My Favorite Bible Story . . . . . . . 265 22. The Books of Lamentations and Ecclesiastes: Bible Books for Rock Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 23. The Book of Esther: The First Miss Universe Pageant . . . 275 24. The Book of Daniel: Nice Pussycat! . . . . . . . . . 283 25. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah: Coming Home. . . . . 289 26. The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles: Return of the Kings . . . 295 27. Should You Read the Bible?

177 13. The Book of Isaiah: The Jesus Preview . . . . . . . . . 189 14. The Book of Jeremiah: The Prophet and the Lustful She-Camel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 15. The Book of Ezekiel: God’s Whole-Grain Hippie Prophet . . 209 16. The Minor Prophets: All Those Books You’ve Never Heard Of, Plus Jonah and the Whale . . . . . . . 219 17. The Book of Psalms: 150 Short Poems about God . . . . . 229 18. The Book of Proverbs: Chicken Soup for the Hebrew Soul . 241 19.

1 1. The Book of Genesis: God’s First Try. . . . . . . . . . . 7 2. The Book of Exodus: Let My Complaining, Whining, No-Goodnik People Go!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3. The Book of Leviticus: Lovers and Lepers . . . . . . . . 55 4. The Book of Numbers: The Source of All Jewish Comedy . . 69 5. The Book of Deuteronomy: The Bible’s Fifth Beatle . . . . . 85 6. The Book of Joshua: Why So Many Bible Hookers? . . . . 99 7. The Book of Judges: The Meathead and the Left-Handed Assassin.

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