Catch 22

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Catch-22 is one of this century's greatest works of American literature. First published m 1961, Joseph Heller's profound and compelling novel has appeared on nearly every list of must read fiction. It is a classic in every sense of the word. Catch
Wrote 1/29/16
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
Wrote 7/3/14
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
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 litt...Continua
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
Wrote 8/22/13
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... ...Continua

Wrote 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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Ashwin Nanjappa
Wrote 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;* One must asser
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