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Joseph Heller's Catch 22 (Monarch Notes)
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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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.
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!
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.
Walter James Miller was an American literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator. The author, co-author, editor and/or translator of more than sixty books, including four landmark annotated translations of novels by Jules Verne, Miller taught at Hofstra University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Colorado State University, and for over 40 years at New York University, where he c ...moreMore about Walter James Miller...