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  • Published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1961.
  • Year Published: 1961
  • Description: 443 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 1140

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  • 0684833395
  • 1451626657

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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult

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Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.

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Catch-22

This book was different from what I expected. But it was good nonetheless.

Great, of course

I don't need to tell you that this is a great novel. But a lot of great novels aren't really a lot of fun, and this one is. It's confusing at times, because it's not told in chronological order, but there is lots of funny stuff going on all the way through, and, surprisingly for a book about the insanity of war, it is ultimately a positive book that finds a more than a glimmer of hope beyond the despair.

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