Hi everyone! Sorry in the delay in getting the blog out (and yes, I know I am notoriously late!). I won’t make excuses other than pure blah going on in my life right now. But hey we are all dealing with something or another….
I’m still going strong on my challenge and hope everyone is doing well with their challenges as well!
Last week I received a category that I wasn’t too keen on, A Satirical Book. I chose to read Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. The best way that I can describe my review is in the following manner: Modern Art. When some people look at Modern Art, they think “Wow, that’s really amazing and moving!”. While others think “This is Art???”. I’m afraid I have too much Grecian appreciation in me so I fall into the later category.
This book was exactly like that. You either love this type of book or you don’t. Satire must just not be my thing because reading this book was like watching an episode of Gomer Pyle: USMC. I don’t mind funny but I don’t like stupid funny. Nothing wrong if you personally do but it was a personal chore to get through this book.
It had it’s moments of hilarity. The hospital scenes did leave me literally laughing out loud. However, there wasn’t enough of that to go around to redeem the book.
Do any of you like satire or have read Catch-22? Do/Did you enjoy it? I’m curious to find out your thoughts.
My Overall Rating – 2 stars out of 5 (the extra star was for the hospital scenes alone)
With that in mind, my random generator threw me some love and gave me the category A Book That’s Guaranteed To Bring You Joy. With the language, I figured I could read a book that I have read before. However, I decided to keep to my promise as best I could when the category allows and chose to read a book I haven’t read before. I chose one by an author (person) that brings me great joy. This week I will be reading:
Stay Nerdy My Friends!