Fantastic book, well worth the read. Can't believe someone has given it 1 star! What a world!
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
A Paperback edition by Joseph Heller in English (Jun 23, 2011)
Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel's strength is undiminished. Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage.
Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions then he is caught in Catch-22: if he flies he is crazy, and doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. That's some catch...
- Joseph Heller
- Vintage Publishing , Vintage Classics
- Publication date
- Jun 23, 2011
- Product dimensions
- 134 x 198 x 35mm
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3 stars 2 customer reviews
I ordered this book because i had only heard good things about it, after reading it, or rather, trying to read it i was extremely disappointed. It is certainly NOT explosive, subversive,wild and funny. In my opinion, exactly the opposite, it was a horrible read and not in the least entertaining. Highly overrated.