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  • Catch 22
  • Joseph Heller
  • English
  • 07 April 2020
  • 9780684833392

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review Catch 22 ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Joseph Heller ´ 9 download characters · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Joseph Heller Nts in the book occur while the fictional 256th Suadron is based on the island of Pianosa in the Mediterranean Sea west of Italy The novel looks into the experi. Hmm where to start with a book like this one A book that is a third Kafka a third Vonnegut a third Pynchon and completely insane For the first 200 or 250 pages it is like a broken record or a movie loop with Sisyphus rolling that boulder up a hill in American WWII battle fatigues and a flight suit and a Mae West life preserver sans the inflation module thanks the MM Enterprises Then when the flak starts flying and the blood is splattered everywhere it is intense right up until the endIt features Chaucerian cast of characters that would not be out of place in the German chaos of Gravity s Rainbow or The Tin Drum A few examplesMajor Major Major Major He was a proud and independent man who was opposed to unemployment insurance and never hesitated to whine whimper wheedle and extort for as much as he could get from whoever he could He was a devout man whose pulpit was everywhere But if you want a meeting with him you ll have to wait until he has climbed out the window of his office and run down the gullyColonel Cathart a slick successful slipshod unhappy man of thirty six who lumbered while we walked and wanted to be a generalhe was impervious to absolutes He could measure his own progress only in relationship to others and his idea of excellence was to do something at least as well as all the men his same age who were doing the same thing even better Even if or especially if that meant raising the number of combat missions from 50 to 80 to impress General Peckham or General Dreedle or gasp General Scheisskopf whose wife was well just a little promiscuousThen there is the Anabaptist chaplain who started to wonder about whether God exists and is tortured by his assistant the sadistic Colonel Whitcomb and spends a lot of time wondering whether everything he sees is d j vu presue vu or jamais vuAlso the ill fated young Nately and the eually ill fated old man debating whether America was winning the war or whether Italy was since Italy has already survived than two millennia than the US even existed This sordid vulturous diabolical old man reminded him of his father because the two were nothing at all alikeAnd then there is Yossarian the protagonist Perhaps the insane Captain decorated for making a second bombing pass that killed Kraft being the sanest person on the island of Pianosa despite being haunted by Snowden the soldier in white the dead man in his tent persecuted and nearly killed by Nately s whore and all the death and absurdity around him Yossarian is an everyman who is justifiably paranoid but just a cog in the system and the only person that retains a sense of outrage at the senseless violence all around himThis is the most anti war book I believe I have ever read It makes MASH look like a US Army recruiting poster in comparison I was horrified by one man syndicate MM Enterprises of Milo Minderbender the cynic who deals with total impunity openly with both sides even manning the anti aircraft flak machines on the Italian coast shooting down US bombers and bombing his own suadron with loads of casualties This of course scarily parallels the Trump links with Putin and Russia and the massive amounts of money that Trump stands to make as POTUS Kid Simpson s slaughter was perhaps the most gruesome of them all but the the scenes of terror and anarchy that Yossarian sees in Rome before being arrested for being there without a pass leaving the murderous Aarfy smiling and careless as always were chillingDo not come here seeking logic or sanity because in war neither has any place not in Catch 22 and I suppose in real life either It reminded me of a cab driver I had once in New Orleans true story who was bragging to me about burying Irauis in their trenches by rolling over them with tanks and bulldozers during the first Gulf War When I mentioned that it was against the Geneva Convention to bury men alive he shrugged in the rearview mirror and said They told us that those rules didn t apply to us since this was just a conflict and not a war and besides we were the US Army and not bound by some stupid European rulesIf as I did you struggle through the first 200 pages the pace picks up as does the violence and you will find yourself cheering for Yossarian and racing to the end if not as Yossarian to SwedenI would give it 5 stars but the first 200 pages are really torture to get through so for lack of being able to give a 45 I rounded down to 4 stars Regardless I can clearly see however why this classic is held in such high esteem May we never go through another war like this again I can also see some of the inspiration for Alan Alda for creating MASH in the 70s and reading Fire In the Lake about Vietnam we learned absolutely nothing from the errors that Heller describesReading the second Rick Atkinson book of The Liberation Trilogy about the Allied campaign in Italy Every bit as brutal and chaotic as Heller portrayed it particularly the brutal inch by inch campaign up from Salerno to Rome Anzio was particularly horrendous Curious fact Roger Waters father the one he eulogizes in The Wall died at AnzioHighly recommended as a piece of essential anti war black humor

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review Catch 22 ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Joseph Heller ´ 9 download characters · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Joseph Heller The novel is set during World War II from 1942 to 1944 It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian a US Army Air Forces B 25 bombardier Most of the eve. I suffered through about 60 pages and finally put it down I very rarely ever leave a book unfinished The author narrates and introduces us to Yossarian who does not want to fly in the war I get that I get the whole catch 22 scenerio You have to be insane to fly the plane If you can get a dr to say you are insane you wont have to fly But in order to tell a dr that you are insane this actually means you are sane So you must continue to fly which makes you insane blah blah blahWhat I couldnt get past was the author s constant bouts of Attention Deficet Disorder He went off on tangents introducing a new character seemingly every paragraph and seemed to lose his train of thought only to regain it 2 pages later I couldnt take all the jumping around and was completely lost the whole time at times rereading the prior page thinking I missed some important tie in somewhereAm I the only one on this planet who is asking myself what heck everyone was smoking when they read this book and actually enjoyed it

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review Catch 22 ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Joseph Heller ´ 9 download characters · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Joseph Heller Ences of Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service reuirements so that they may return home. I have had Catch 22 on my bookshelf for years It was one of those novels that I ve said oh I ll get around to that in 2012 It didn t happen Maybe 2013 Nope And so on until just a couple of days ago I ve got to stop putting books off Rarely has a piece of literature ticked so many of my boxes Satire farce gallows humour irreverence it s as if this book were written entirely for me I loved every word on every page of this book I cannot find a single miniscule fault anywhere within the narrative or the prose or the characterisation or the flow or the humour I can say without any hesitation that Catch 22 is a perfect novel It was love at first sight