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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Catch-22




I just finished reading this book and I highly recommend it to anyone that might be interested in reading a satirical novel. I honest am not the type of person that reads books often.
But this book kept me pretty interested from beginning to end. It's basically about a bombardier (Yossarian) in the army set in WW2, he is trying everything in his power to get dismissed or grounded because he is afraid of dying. He believes that everyone is out to get him and everyone is trying to kill him. There's 2 problems with that though, Colonel Catchart keeps raising the amount of missions that each person needs to fly in order to get grounded. The second one is Catch-22 which you'll learn about in the book. Anyways, Yossarian and his army buddies all behave in humorous ways trying to employ their hair-brained ideas on how they will get grounded. 
Almost each main character has an entire chapter dedicated to them, although it all compiles into one story which is probably my favorite thing about this novel. I got a few laughs from this book so it's well worth the read.

18 comments:

  1. thanks for the recommendation maybe ill check it out

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  2. So is this book more of a comedy then?

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  3. I have heard of this but never was really sure what it was about. It does sound like it's worth a read, thanks!

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  4. saw this and was thinking of checking it out - thanks for the suggestion

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  5. oh its actually a book? i've just seen the movie...

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  6. You know, I have heard from a couple people that this was a good read.

    I'm not much into books either, but perhaps I will look into it further.

    Thanks for the review!

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  7. That sounds like a good read, I'll add it to my library queue.

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  8. I read it in school and thought it was excellent!

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  9. I dont have much time to read books :) but I will put this one on my list when I go to vacations :) I like books and stories from men who wer in war..

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  10. I also read this book and enjoyed it a lot! I recommend it as well!

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  11. I've always wanted to read this book!

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  12. Great read, sadly a lot of it is probably true with regards to bureaucratic inefficiency/absurdity...

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  13. @Ray, you've actually seen the movie? How was it? I'd like to get a copy of that one day.

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  14. not rly into books... but hey, maybe - just maybe I will someday read it xD

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  15. This review got me interested in this book... I think I'd enjoy it as well

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  16. oo good book havnt read it in a while but good choice!

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  17. @Jon,

    Yeah, it has a lot of comedy in it. But, the main focus is Yossarian trying to get out of the war which is heart wrenching when it gets to the ending.

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