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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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Jul 15, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 27 to July 15, 2012

Hilarious, ridiculous, witty,

One of a kind written styled book, about the global relationships and self serving interests coming out around the air force servicemen of the US Army, in their mutual relationships and with the Army itself during the Second World War, which show totally at loggerheads, here comes Yossarian, the main character who is afraid to get killed and refuses to fly a number of more missions that go beyond the indicated limit, this limit is raised time and again by his superior officers driven also by selfish personal interests. The considerations on the plot touches the human nature down to the basics in its quest to survive. Every chapter focus on the existential problems and quirky behavior of a given individual or situation, then pulls the subject apart and break its down for analysis as a tale taking the different approaches my review caption states
At some points, it is difficult to understand the purpose of the author, in others you get rich "ridiculous" dialogues and great sparks of excellence like, quote "..He was a guy with intelligence but no brains"..), I loved this so called piece of wisdom and it is something that I incorporated to my life from now on. One think I am sure is that with this book, that is rather long and difficult to understand at some points, you may be tempted to call it quits time and again, but I suggest to go all the way to the end, as it is worth reading it all. It was listed among the best novels of the XX century, I would not call it a novel though, but a fiction humorous essay

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Joseph Heller
“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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