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Joseph Heller's Catch 22 (Monarch Notes)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  389 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Catch-22 is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting.
Paperback, 114 pages
Published May 15th 1988 by Monarch Press
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Feb 02, 2009 Alejandro rated it it was amazing
I had a revelation after reading this book. I could write a book on me reading this book. I can tie back nearly anything to this book not only because I like it so much, but because of the simple truths and humors it holds.
Erin Martin
May 27, 2014 Erin Martin rated it really liked it
Took me 20 years and 3 attempts to read this book. So boring from the onset but worth it in the end!
Ms. Sokol
May 13, 2009 Ms. Sokol rated it it was amazing
This book is a satire on what took place during World War II from the American's perspective. The plot can be a little hard to follow at times. A challenging read, but well worth the effort!
Special Delia
Jan 23, 2013 Special Delia rated it it was amazing
I've forgotten how many times I tried to read this book before finally accepting its chaos and learning to love and enjoy it. One of my favourite books ever!
Sep 23, 2012 David rated it it was ok
Saw the movie years ago, now read the book. Still do not see how it became a classic? The Yossarin character was all over the place except in his slacking and trying to get out of missions. The ending supposedly explains all in the trama of his witnessing the death of a crew man and justifies his insanity? Oh, okay that explains it. Not a very good read.
Douglas Smith
Jan 21, 2014 Douglas Smith rated it it was ok
Gosh I hate to be that guy who is a detractor. I came across this Title as I was searching for books that would make me laugh out loud and this was at to top of several lists. I chuckled a few times but never was I in fits and starts. I had to force myself to the end but I gave it the old college try. I want funny!
Kim Collins
Jan 15, 2013 Kim Collins marked it as to-read
Shelves: never-finished
I was actually enjoying the short bit of this book that I had read. But having been interrupted and set aside so many times that I had to renew it at least twice caused me to throw in the towel in favor of trying anew at a later date.
Jun 21, 2012 Manish rated it really liked it
some parts of narration and dialogues are just awesome with a touch of laughter to them... Just about to finish it... A good read afterall
Nov 08, 2011 T.j. rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I ever read. The humor is amazing - antic, sardonic, dark. A definite one-of-a-kind.
Sep 13, 2012 Ed rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! The movie didn't do justice to this classic. A must read if you like sarcasm.
Jen Welles
Oct 25, 2012 Jen Welles rated it it was amazing
Read this one when I was 9; daddy packed its way for me one summer camp season.
Perfect. Truly.
Jul 27, 2012 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Best recommendation my brother ever made on a book. I can re-read it endlessly.
Oct 09, 2012 Hijackh rated it liked it
The memory of this from my younger days exceeded the reality of re-reading it.
Jul 16, 2012 Anne rated it really liked it
Tried to read Catch 22 three times and finally succeeded - I'm so glad I did!
Dec 09, 2012 Kathe rated it it was amazing
it was a re read and i enjoyed almost as much as the first time...
Nov 08, 2012 Bobbi rated it really liked it
A little hard to follow but brings great perspective.
David Felice
Mar 18, 2013 David Felice rated it it was amazing
The only book I've read that made me laugh out loud
Oct 08, 2012 Nozz rated it liked it
Too many characters, I could not follow the story.
Marc Maxmeister
Apr 09, 2011 Marc Maxmeister rated it liked it
didn't finish it - about halfway through gave up
Peter Boyle
This was the worst book I have ever read!
Mihai Criveti
Aug 17, 2009 Mihai Criveti rated it it was ok
A bit chaotic to say the least..
Connie Mogagabe
Aug 31, 2012 Connie Mogagabe rated it liked it
very crazyyyyy book i've ever read!!
Jun 17, 2012 Jenny added it
I just didn't like it.
Tim Worthington
Jan 03, 2013 Tim Worthington rated it it was amazing
Read like my life once...
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