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Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
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Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 23/06/2011
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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...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099529125
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 373 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Never has a book been laughed and wept over so many times" * Guardian *
"To my mind, there have been two great American novels in the past fifty years. Catch-22 is one" -- Stephen King
"Catch-22 is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense" -- Harper Lee
"The war novel to end all war novels" * Independent *
"Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this" * Financial Times *

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“Catch-22”

Go on, ask why she was hitting him over the head...This is one very good book.The story revisits events again but from the point of view of the other characters. Events move onwards but the sheer madness of the... More

Paperback edition
5th August 2008
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“Tales of bureaucracy”

I read this book when I was a student in the early 70s and my memory of it was that I thought that it was wonderful. Recently I had to read it again for my book club and I was overcome by utter irritation. The... More

Paperback edition
11th May 2012
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“Complex”

I picked this book up at University as it was thoroughly recommended. The size of it meant that I did not come to read it until later when I had time to focus upon it. And this book requires focus as it has many... More

Paperback edition
9th June 2010
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