Catch 22 (Hardback)
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Catch 22 (Hardback)

(author), (author of introduction)
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Hardback 569 Pages / Published: 21/09/1995
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A burlesque epic in the tradition of THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK, CATCH-22 exposes the absurdity of war by applying its own demented logic to America's involvement in Korea. The 'catch' is that soldiers have to claim to be mad in order to get out of fighting - but being capable of making such a claim automatically proves them sane. With a cast of magnificently larger-than-life characters who are rushed along at a breathless pace, for once this really is a novel it's hard to put down. CATCH-22 was made into a film.

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781857152203
Number of pages: 569
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 32 mm

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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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“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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“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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