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Yossarian says, "You're talking about winning the war, and I am talking about winning the war and keeping alive."
"Exactly," Clevinger snapped smugly. "And which do you think is more important?"
"To whom?" Yossarian shot back. "It doesn't make a damn bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead."
"I can't think of another attitude that could be depended upon to give greater comfort to the enemy."
"The enemy," retorted Yossarian with weighted precision, "is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on."
Mirabile dictu, the book holds up post-Reagan, post-Gulf War. It's a good thing, too. As long as there's a military, that engine of lethal authority, Catch-22 will shine as a handbook for smart-alecky pacifists. It's an utterly serious and sad, but damn funny book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I didn't mind the circularity of the story line, I didn't mind the grimness and occasional clumsiness of the satire, but, because I listened to this on audio, I was just startled... Read morePublished 1 day ago by A. Pagnotta
Classic book. One I regularly re read . My paperback is disintegrating so glad to have found it on KindlePublished 1 day ago by Sandra
I haven't finished yet. This was advised to me as a good read to me by my son. I didn't get into it until, I met Major Major Major... i love it..Published 3 days ago by cassandra
a humorous telling of how the military really worked during ww 2-probably still true. Not for the super
duty, honor ,country folks. Read more
Read Catch 22 after reading it 40 years ago. Still one of the funniest books I have ever read and it didn't seem dated at all.Published 12 days ago by ramidog
I love this book, and the one I bought (older) was fantastic. Love the old book smell~Published 13 days ago by Cynthia Deaton
One of the best reads ever! I strongly recommend this book!!Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer