[quote] Memorable Book Openings (#4): Something Happened by Joseph Heller …

‘I get the willies when I see closed doors. Even at work, where I am doing so well now, the sight of a closed door is sometimes enough to make me dread that something horrible is happening behind it, something that is going to affect me adversely; if I am tired and dejected from a night of lies or booze or sex or just plain nerves and insomnia, I can almost smell the disaster mounting invisibly and flooding out towards me through the frosted glass panes. My hands may perspire, and my voice may come out strange. I wonder why. Something must have happened to me sometime.’

Memorable Book Openings (#4): Something Happened by Joseph Heller

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2003 at 8:42 am and is filed under Books, Memorable Book Openings.

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This remains one of my favourite books. Better in my mind to Heller’s better known Catch 22. Thoroughly recommended to anyone who can read.

A separate site/page for these? Rather a good diversion from the norm.

It is a good diversion, and oddly appropriate at the moment. You’re not doing the same writing course as me, by any chance, are you? :-)

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