I finished Catch-22 and thoroughly enjoyed it...I thought the ending (as in the very last few pages) were hilarious...rapped up a strange book very strangely and sillily (not a word but just try saying it) indeed. I also Just read 'Tis by Frank McCourt - I thought it was an interesting insight into the Irish background. I found it quite funny how he kept talking about peoples desire to tell others they were an Irish desendand and found his comment about how all people do when they hear his accent is think what a lovely accent it is and then not listen to what he said quite familiar. Anyone with a Scottish accent who talks frequently to those outside Scotland (such as myself) find themselves in the same boat all to often. I also found it was an interesting insight into the mind of a teacher... Anyway I have just started 'The World According to Garp' by John Irving. After having read 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' I'm quite looking forward to it.