I had planned to buy the book and follow the syllabus. I finally bought the book on Sunday.
The cashier struck up conversation as he was scanning my purchases. "The phrase comes from this book, you know."
"It's been a long time since I've read the book so I don't really remember, but there's this theory that you could start the book from any chapter and still know what's going on."
I thought about testing the theory, but decided to go with my original plan. As I've been reading the book, I can see how the theory might be true.
The book reads like a bunch of short stories that all happen in the same place. This may change--I'm only through chapter eight. I'd like to see someone else try it.
Tonight, BJ called and asked what I was doing.
"I'm reading Catch-22."
"I've seen that movie!" He exclaimed. "They burn books!"
"I think that's Fahrenheit 451."