Centenary Book Project - Catch-22
- Joseph Heller, Paperback, 576 pages
At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the
desire of the ordinary man to survive it. It is the tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to
Heller has written five other novels - Something Happened in 1974, Good As Gold in 1979, God Knows in 1984, Picture This in 1988, and the sequel to Catch-22, Closing Time, in 1994. His memoirs, Now and Then, were published in 1998.
Catch-22 is of the few books which actually are "laugh-out-loud funny". Is it one of the top ten books of the 20th century? I think so - don't let the century end without reading this one.
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