Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Catch-22 is by Joseph Heller. One of the classic war novels of all time. Heller writes about a bomber group stationed on a fictional Mediterranean island during WWII. Yossarian doesn't want to fly any more missions because people are trying to kill him. Even though he has completed his allotted number of missions he is not allowed to go home because of the infamous Catch-22 which states that you must be crazy to be grounded, but if you ask to be grounded that proves you are not crazy since not wanting to go into dangerous situations is a rational thought, and if you have rational thoughts you can't be insane. Heller uses hilarious farce to draw attention to bleak and horrible circumstances. This novel is a classic for a reason, a Reader's Corner Highly Recommended Read.

Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).

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