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The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944 It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces B 25 bombardier Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy The novel looks into the experiences of Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp, who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home. Catch-22

About the Author: Joseph Heller

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Joseph Heller was the son of poor Jewish parents from Russia Even as a child, he loved to write at the age of eleven, he wrote a story about the Russian invasion of Finland He sent it to New York Daily News, which rejected it After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941, Heller spent the next ye

10 thoughts on “Catch-22

  1. says:

    I have attempted to read this book on two separate occasions and I couldn t get beyond 100 pages either time I do believe that this has to do with me than the book and I plan on making a third attempt at some point in the future Currently it sits on my bookshelf and sometimes when I have a few too many beers we have a talk.Me Hi.Catc

  2. says:

    You mean there s a catch Sure there s a catch, Doc Daneeka replied Catch 22 Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn t really crazy There was only one catch and that was Catch 22, which specified that a concern for one s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind Orr was crazy

  3. says:

    I suffered through about 60 pages, and finally put it down I very rarely ever leave a book unfinished The author narrates and introduces us to Yossarian, who does not want to fly in the war I get that I get the whole catch 22 scenerio You have to be insane to fly the plane If you can get a dr to say you are insane, you wont have to fly But

  4. says:

    A shiny new batch of awesome for my all time favorite shelf It has been awhile since I ve so throughly enjoyed reading a novel that has, at the same time, left me as intellectually awestruck as Joseph Heller s classic sermon on the insanity of war What a sublime, literary feast To prepare 1 Start with a surrealistic, Kafkaesque worldview baste

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    Hmm, where to start with a book like this one A book that is a third Kafka, a third Vonnegut, a third Pynchon and completely insane For the first 200 or 250 pages, it is like a broken record or a movie loop with Sisyphus rolling that boulder up a hill in American WWII battle fatigues and a flight suit and a Mae West life preserver sans the inflat

  6. says:

    The following is an example of how many conversations in this book took place.Jen I didn t like this book.Nigel Why didn t you like the book Jen I did like the book.Nigel You just said you didn t like the book.Jen No I didn t.Nigel You re lying.Jen I don t believe in lying.Nigel So you never lie Jen Oh yes, I lie all the time.Nigel You just said you

  7. says:

    I have had Catch 22 on my bookshelf for years It was one of those novels that I ve said, oh I ll get around to that in 2012 It didn t happen Maybe 2013 Nope And so on until just a couple of days ago I ve got to stop putting books off Rarely has a piece of literature ticked so many of my boxes Satire, farce, gallows humour, irreverence, it s as if this

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    Catch 22, Joseph HellerCatch 22 is a satirical novel by American author Joseph Heller He began writing it in 1953 the novel was first published in 1961 Often cited as one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century, it uses a distinctive non chronological third person omniscient narration, describing events from the points of view of different

  9. says:

    Insanity is contagious Like so many other works of originally absurd or dystopian character, this classic catches up with reality faster than I can process When I first shared Yossarian s frustration over the perfect catch, I did so in a quite abstract way, enjoying the intellectual game the novel kept me engaged in Now I find myself frequently thinking of h

  10. says:

    I originally read this about 15 years ago When I joined Goodreads and added the books I had previously read I remembered it as a 3 star book I am not sure if it is being 15 years older or the fact that I did the audiobook this time, but it was easily 5 stars now The first thing that came to mind after I was a few chapters into this was the show Seinfeld Always

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