Daniel M. Murtaugh (review date 24 February 1995)
SOURCE: Murtaugh, Daniel M. Review of Closing Time, by Joseph Heller. Commonweal 122, no. 4 (24 February 1995): 57-58.
[In the following review, Murtaugh finds Closing Time to be ultimately disappointing in its “central organizing idea.”]
In Joseph Heller's two best novels, Catch-22 and Something Happened, the narrative circles obsessively around a repressed memory that it is the stories' business finally to confront. We feel the tremors of its eventual eruption in...
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