Description At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war. His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he's committed to flying, he's trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions, the very act of making the request proves that he's sane and therefore, ineligible to be relieved.
Catch-22 - Customer Choice by Esmée de Heer This book is so funny. Talking about this book just makes me want to share all the jokes that are so strange and hilarious and weird with anyone who will listen. I love just telling people this book is funny, because it will lure them into a sense of safety about reading it. They will pick it up and be completely unprepared for the terrible, gut wrenching feelings that are about to come their way. Together with the movie Come and See, this book has been one of the worst-best media experiences of my year.
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