JOSEPH HELLER     Book Number: 87241    Product format: Paperback

"Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this." - Financial Times. Subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on, the novel's strength remains undiminished and reading Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage. Set in the closing months of World War Two, it is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions, then he is caught in Catch-22 - if he flies he is crazy and he doesn't have to, but if he doesn't want to, he must be sane and has to. That's some catch. You can imagine that the American services were just as disorganised as this utterly anarchic novel describes. Complex, strong language, explicit sexual themes, blunt about the realities of war. 519pp in paperback.
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