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Wheat
 Re: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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I liked the ending. It felt so stark and bare compared to the rest of the book, especially the chapter The Eternal City.

I could see how you could feel it dropped off, though if you read the ending gradually. I never got it like that because both times I read the book I read the last 100 pages all in one sitting.

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09-23-2011, 02:33 AM
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Solaris
 Re: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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Well, I just finished the last 100 or so pages of the book and I've got to say that while I liked it, and I could tell that it was written well, i spent most of it confused!
I didn't really 'get' why some things happened the way they did, what was the point of some things, or that kind of stuff.
Also the way that the entire first half just jumped around everywhere served to further my confusion.
And as for the ending, I don't really know what to think about it.. on the one hand it was a lot more positive than what I expected, but on the other hand I don't know if it should have been that way. (?)

It was good, but I feel that I missed a lot because of how little of it I got.

I can also see how reading the penultimate chapters and then reading the last chapter would be disorienting though I don't feel that there was a big drop, just a sort of mood change?

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09-23-2011, 05:34 AM
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AgentBlue
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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that escalated quickly

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RAWR

I think the book club could stand another read! Does anyone agree/have time/have books/all of the above?

in no way related to the large number of books being received by me from the Book Depository
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02-09-2012, 06:24 AM
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Godbot
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I just finished a book this evening, so I'd be glad to start another one.
02-09-2012, 06:40 AM
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Pick Yer Poison
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I'm game.

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02-09-2012, 01:40 PM
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btp
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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Yeah! Let's read stuff!

Any suggestions this time around?
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02-10-2012, 12:01 AM
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Wheat
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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I suggest we read this.

Spoiler :
When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there's something more to these felines.

When murder interrupts Mayville's Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. More stunning is her realization that Owen and Hercules are magical-and she's relying on their skills to solve a purr-fect murder.
Rule for discussion: 1> if possible be drunk on wine while discussing things
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02-15-2012, 03:06 AM
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Solaris
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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can being sleep without count as rule one
syes okay
good

okay so that two paragraphs are incses, undesl
unsettling
and i didny know that a tuxedo cat was a specific kind of cat and why he gets his kind named while owen doesnt
does the author not like owen despite naming him first in orderwise
why is he even named owen
if they were alwayus magical then their names should have reflected that instead of hurcules and owen.
is hercules even the stronger cat of the two, WHY IS THIS DETALS NOT IN THE STOYR
02-15-2012, 06:20 AM
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Wheat
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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my brother who works at a library told me that there are murder mysteries where magic cats solve the crimes and I knew right away that a book from that series had to be a book club story

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02-15-2012, 09:25 AM
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Solaris
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Why would magic cats even go to Minnesota? What is even in that state?
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02-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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Woffles
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Crime. Loooots of crime.

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02-15-2012, 10:30 PM
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AgentBlue
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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that escalated quickly

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Magic Catnip that gives them their magic powers?
02-16-2012, 10:28 AM
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SleepingOrange
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If only this masterpiece wasn't one of a kind, we could make it required wearing for reading Curiosity Thrilled the Cat.
02-17-2012, 06:37 PM
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btp
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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The cats in the maillllllllll.

Now I just have to wait until this muggle postal service delivers my tome.

I can then devour the truths contained within.



Has anyone else aquired this?

If not I will gladly ship my volume to someone once I am done.
02-19-2012, 12:58 AM
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AgentBlue
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While you're at it, one may as well look for a copy of The Cat Who Came For Tacos, whiiiiich is pretty much unrelated but also bizarre as a Spanish talking cat named Felix goes :3
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02-19-2012, 01:38 AM
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Solaris
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02-19-2012, 03:57 AM
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btp
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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It's a purrrrfect way to start my catlection!

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also even though mspa has managed to lay claim to both cats and sharing terrible books with friends - it doesn't make it any less of a "purrific" (terrific/purr related fiction) idea.


And I never said the shared book would be sent unedited.
02-19-2012, 04:11 AM
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Wheat
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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How exactly does one own the idea of cats

also I will be taking said book out of the library this week
-always check your local library! you'll never know WHAT adventures you'll find there!!!!!-

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02-19-2012, 06:09 AM
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Granolaman
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Book downloaded to tablet. Liquor being bought. The time is nearly nigh.
02-20-2012, 11:26 PM
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Godbot
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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So, wait, what are we reading?
02-21-2012, 03:50 AM
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AgentBlue
 RE: The Eagle Time Book Club: Now reading Catch-22
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Sadly, I was unable to obtain a copy of this magical book ;-;

On the other hand, finished Cryptonomicon, and can see why it is an iconic novel!
02-28-2012, 03:27 AM
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Scratch me being able to read anything, it's enough I can do to keep up with Pride and Prejudice for Masterpieces II and Why Vikings Kick So Much Ass Norse Myths and Legends for Mythology. :S

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DOIN' IT.

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04-26-2012, 08:58 PM
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Solaris
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(02-19-2012, 03:57 AM)Solaris Wrote: BOB
WHY

04-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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SleepingOrange
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Bob since nobody can get a copy of this

You have to like

Record a chapter a week and share it with the book club
04-26-2012, 11:56 PM
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