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Catch-22
Catch-22
Author: Joseph Heller
Catch-22 is the superb story of a handful of the wildest flyboys of World War II, their tight little Mediterranean island, their loose Italian women. It is a novel of war and peace, love and lust, of beauty and the beast within all men. It is also a scathing satire of the insanity of war and nen whose only escape from madness was to embrace it.
ISBN: 468428
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 463
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Publisher: Dell Publishing Co.
Book Type: Paperback
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Heller's classic novel of the brutal insanity of war and of the iconoclastic Yossarian, who wants only to go home, clearly shows itself to be the spiritual parent of M*A*S*H. In both, the only way to remain sane is to be even crazier than the people around you. Heller's aim is unerring as he punctures overinflated military egos and exposes a system designed as much to destroy its own soldiers as those of the enemy. Frightening, funny, delightful, and gruesome by turn, it really is must-reading.


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