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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.
one of my favorite books of all time. I enjoy it each time i read it. Still, it's definitely not for everyone.Published 5 days ago by John R. Baxter
I expected more of a plot, not a book full of character development that goes nowhere. About halfway through, I went to the last chapter and it ended up not much different from... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Bill Thomas
I can't believe this book didn't get 5 stars straight across! This is the funniest satire of war that exists. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Bill Sekerak
While the book's material is fairly good, the author jumps around instead of going straight through the story in order. If you do not mind that, you will enjoy the book. Read morePublished 16 days ago by AD
Even though this is a book everybody knows of, nobody really knows what it is about. Even after reading it I am still not quiet sure what it is about, which is the point (nobody... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Maci and Zoe Read Books
Joseph Heller forever changed American fiction with the publication of "Catch-22." His darkly comic, searing depiction of the insanity of war will have you laughing and... Read morePublished 20 days ago by RS
This was appropriate for the 1970's, not so much foir now.Published 22 days ago by Bonnie McMenamin
It was difficult at first because it is so far out, exaggerated. However, I was able to ride with it after a while. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ted