Yossarian is sick and tired of the war. He has to board planes (which might as well be flying coffins, as far as he's concerned), drop bombs on and be shot at by strangers, and deal with utterly insane men in his unit, all of whom see nothing objectionable about boarding flying coffins dropping bombs on and being shot at by strangers. Heller's classic novel is not for the meek or easily bewildered. Between a dizzying timeline, a host of diverse characters, and seeing everything through the eyes of a man quite possibly out of his mind, Catch-22 is not the world's easiest read. It is, however, one of the most rewarding. Alternately thoughtful, hilarious, heartbreaking, horrifying, and uplifting, Heller's creation is impossible to compartmentalize or pin down. Discerning and dedicated readers will be well-rewarded by this classic on the absurdity of war. Put in the effort, and you'll be richly rewarded.
Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a United States airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II airbase.