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Book Review of Catch-22

Author: Joseph Heller
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

It felt like Joseph Heller was trying too hard to show war as crazy, outrageous, and mad in a frenetic dark comedy. Like someone trying hard to be witty and crazy, but comes across like he's begging like a dog for a pat on the head for his cleverness. Perhaps in its day it was unique, but I just kept trying again and again to like the book, but I finally gave up as a waste of my time. Overall, there were one of two funny moments like like when chief described how where everywhere his people settled, oilmen followed them around and discovered oil, but mostly it was uneventful. Only made it about 1/3 of the way through.

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