What Book are You?

What Book Are You? Oh good grief; I’m Catch-22. I remember that being one of the hardest books I had to read in college. (Hard in the sense that it took me about five tries to finally get into it, and I still pretty much hated it at the time.) My description: Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You could coin a phrase that replaces the word “paradox” for millions of people. Well, I guess that’s flattering in a way, so I’ll accept it. (Link courtesy of Kevin, who is strangely always going on about rabbits…)

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  1. You’re Loosely Based!
    by Storey Clayton
    While most people haven’t heard of you, you’re a really good and interesting person. Rather clever and witty, you crack a lot of jokes about the world around you. You do have a serious side, however, where your interest covers the homeless and the inequalities of society. You’re good at bringing people together, but they keep asking you what your name means.

    Well, at least we’re both witty.

  2. I’m Watership Down: Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you’re actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You’d be recognized as such if you weren’t always talking about talking rabbits.

    That’s right. I may be one of the greatest people of all time. 🙂

  3. You’re A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. After years of listening to other peoples’ lies, you decided you’ve had enough. Now you’re out to tell it like it is, with all the gory details and nothing left out. Instead of respecting leaders, you want to know what the common people have to offer. But this revolution still has a long way to go, and you’re not against making a little profit while you wait. Honesty is your best policy.

    I like the whole candor thing.

  4. I’m The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

    “You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you’re re-enacting Christian theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust in zoo animals.”

    I think i’m still trying to find those decent clothes. Maybe I’ll be able to find some at the zoo.

  5. I’m Prufrock and Other Observations,
    by T.S. Eliot.
    Though you are very short and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you’ve really heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.

    Doesn’t really sound like me. Oh yeah, and RT, I also hated Catch 22. I know it’s supposed to be all great and ironic, but I found it dull and hard to get into.

  6. oh crap, how am I Anne of Green Gables! This is a gyp. I would much more have preferred Catch-22. I really enjoyed that book myself, especially for one that was written 50 years ago – though I probably would have hated it if I had to read it at school…

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