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First-Line Fridays | Joseph Heller

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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

There is no more appropriate time for antiwar political satire than at the dawning of our next world conflict, no? Sure hope I’m wrong on that, but these days it seems anything is possible.

Heller’s messages about a corrupt and predatory government’s relation to the war machine are more relatable now than ever, as the previously subdued masses start to awaken to the obvious corruption of our own.

No book nails both the ridiculousness and the peril of bureaucracy better than Catch-22, and although this is clearly a work of satire, there are endless lessons to be learned about war and how it warps humanity.


Listen to Heather Heying read an excerpt from Catch-22, published in 1961, that might seem eerily familiar to modern day:


Watch for my black and white MEme collection next week, highlighting meaningful quotes from this hilarious and horrifying classic.


Have you read Catch-22 or any of Joseph Heller’s work?

Graphic for the Peachy Books Storytime Read-a-Loud of Chapters 1 -6 of The Twits by Roald Dahl, read by Peachy TO, showing the book cover with the Twits upside down
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Storytime Sunday: The Twits by Roald Dahl ~ Chapters 1 – 6

Book Cover for The Twits by Roald Dahl in moss green with teal lettering, showing the Twits upside down with birds from the story flying around them

Please enjoy this week’s Storytime Sunday edition where I’ll be reading Chapters 1 – 6 of The Twits by Roald Dahl.

Mr. & Mrs. Twit are a brutish pair, who enjoy entertaining each other with disgusting pranks.

Who will get the last laugh, in this hilarious classic tale?

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