Catch 22 - Joseph Heller Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099477319 / Author: Joseph Heller / Genre: Fiction
Newest Review: ... although the novel is full of a variety of strange, wacky and wonderful personalities that dictate each of the chapters, ... more
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by - written on 23/03/08 (Useful, 71 readings)
This is a difficult book to read. At least for me. It is meant to be humourous, but I struggled to finish it. It is a book I had heard a lot, and surely it has the privilege of being one of the very few novels I know whose title is now an expression we use in our daily life (at least myself, I find many catch 22 situations) Surely the book manages to ocnvey the absurdity of bureaucracy and also the struggle of the individual against it. I like to compare this book to Big Brother. It is surely a more optimistic book than Big Brother. In all honestly,I think the book is a bit over rated. I knwo other people who started it and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/02/01, updated on 27/02/01 (Very useful, 300 readings)
... "This fish you dream about. Let's talk about that. It's always the same fish, isn't it?" "I don't know," Yossarian replied. "I have trouble recognizing fish." "What does the fish remind you of?" "Other fish." Read Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” and have someone ask you what it reminds you of; your answer is likely to be: “nothing at all”. Because this is unique and can only remind you of how to laugh, if indeed you have forgotten! It might make you cry too! This one is really crazy! Nuts! Heller’s masterpiece is truly a magnificent ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/10/11 (Very useful, 74 readings)
Catch 22 is a novel written by American author Joseph Heller it was published in the 1950's and is a satirical look at the actions of a American bombing crew in Italy during the Second World War. The novel has been described as one of the most influential books written during the 20th century, it's style of parodying and satirising the actions during war have made the term Catch 22 a modern idiom for any circular argument or set of events. Catch 22 is a book which looks at the actions of a bombardier called Yossarian who is a lead bombardier for the American army; the book begins with Yossarian in hospital recovering from some kind of mystery illness. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/08/01, updated on 14/08/01 (Very useful, 161 readings)
____________________________________________________ Yossarian slumped with disappointment. 'Then I really have to fly the fifty missions, don't I?' he grieved. 'The fifty-five,' Doc Daneeka corrected him. 'What fifty-five?' 'The fifty-five missions the colonel now wants all of you to fly.' ____________________________________________________ Doo yoo want the good news or the bad news? Uh-oh, what's the bad news..? Word from on high is that we've got to doo more miles... Who says? Colonel Cathcart. He made an announcement over at operational command. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/07/01, updated on 11/07/01 (Very useful, 181 readings)
Catch 22 is easily one of my most favourite books of all time. It is a totally insane piece of work from the pen of Joseph Heller detailing the exploits of a squadron of pilots on the ficticious Italian island of Pianosa. The story focuses upon Yossarian, a pilot who spends most of his time trying to devise ways to escape from the war and never have to make another bombing run again, mainly by illustrating exactly how crazy he is. In fact, he and every single other member of the squadron we are introduced to in the novel are crazy in their own way, but despite this are unable to be grounded because of a military clause which lends the novel its title. You see, pilots, ... Read the complete review
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