Catch-22

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HOWARD JACOBSON. Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he ...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/01/16
An insane, funny look at war and all its contradictions. Anyone who has spent any time in the military will immediately recognize many of the situations and characters in this book. Everyone has major issues and is slightly mad in their own way. T ...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/07/14
Difficult to describe, this book starts greatly but ends in a bit of a disappointment. I loved it a the beginning, because of the nonsense and sarcasm in it, but after a few chapter it became too much to bear and i really struggled to finish it. Stil ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/04/14
disappointing
I wanted to read this book for years, because it is quoted everywhere and because it seemed to be interesting. Maybe I just read in a bad moment for me, when all the irony and the sarcasm was lost. That's a shame (on me, of course).
I found it a
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Ha scritto il 12/01/14
Battitela!
Questo romanzo bisognerebbe leggerlo due volte per apprezzarlo come merita. Lo stile è particolare, il tono, i personaggi sono costantemente sopra le righe, il linguaggio è brillante, il clima è di scherzo perenne, le situazioni sono spesso comiche, ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 22/08/13
il dietro le quinte della guerra, la descrizione del variegato mondo dell'esercito e dintorni, i prototipi presenti in ogni gruppo in divisa, sublimati dalla follia della guerra: incompetenti, arrivisti, avidi, opportunisti, fanatici, scaltri...

Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2011, 09:06
You know, that might be the answer – to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That’s a trick that never seems to fail.
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Ha scritto il Jun 25, 2007, 02:47
What is Catch-22?

Within the book, "catch-22" is a military rule, the circular logic of which most notably prevents anyone from avoiding combat missions:

* One may only be excused from flying bombing missions on the grounds of insanity;

Within the book, "catch-22" is a military rule, the circular logic of which most notably prevents anyone from avoiding combat missions:

* One may only be excused from flying bombing missions on the grounds of insanity;
* One must assert one's insanity to be excused on this basis;
* One who requests to be excused is presumably in fear for his life. This is taken to be proof of his sanity, and he is therefore obliged to continue flying missions;
* One who is truly insane presumably would not make the request. He therefore would continue flying missions, even though as an insane person he could of course be excused from them simply by asking. ...Continua

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