By Joseph Heller
Set in the closing months of World War II, this 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 doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. That's some catch...
Great book, great price, delivery and condition
When this appeared in the shop sale, I thought I had better get around to reading it, given it’s cult status.
It kept me occupied during lock down, but I’m not sure I actually enjoyed it; a very ‘American’ book, I think. Read this alongside Deighton’s BOMBER, and see what you think. I know which I preferred!