|Plot Summary of Catch-22|
|"Joseph Heller's famous comic novel (number seven, overall) about Yossarian, a WWII bombadeer who only wants to come out of the war alive. It's a brilliant display of circular logic, and one of the funniest books ever written. The dialog is probably its best feature."
David J. Peterson, Resident Scholar
|"Heller's terribly funny (and moral) comic novel set on a Mediterranean Island in the Second World War portrays all the contradictions, craziness, and stupidity of war -- any war -- and by extension, human life itself. Yossarian, a well-meaning but naive Everyman, wants to get out of the war, and tries to find some way to do it. A variety of weird and eccentric supporting characters make that difficult for him, but in a hugely entertaining way for the reader. A 20th century classic."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|"Yossarian is a bombardier fighting in World War II for the US Army but his one wish is to stop fighting as a bombardier, in fact, to stop fighting completely in WWII for the US Army - especially as everybody is already out to kill him - or so he thinks. In trying to escape the rigours of military life, Yossarian begins to realise that madness may be bad but sanity, it seems, is even worse. "
bonzai, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Catch-22|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, WW II
- navy soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 1 ()
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
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