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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 the funniest reads I have ever come across. Can't believe it took me until my 30s to read it. A true classic.Published 15 hours ago by T. Gilbert
One of the great books of fiction in the 20th century. The absurdity of the official orders and commands is shown with humor, parody, and persistence. A laugh riot!Published 21 hours ago by Keith E. Davis
The quintessential anti-war book for the scholarly and intellectual to read. It will make the best read and best informed laugh, moan, and cry.Published 4 days ago by Robert Kavanaugh
I found Catch-22 very interesting to read. The absurd situations of war and money are timeless. I do not know why it took me so long to read it but I see many things falling into... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Andrej Bolkovic
I love this book. It is my favorite book. It is absurd and funny and serious and insightful all at once. It is one of the more affective ways at looking at war and courage. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sara B
If you have not read this book, you need to. I won't go into a review of the story itself, as I think its title and reputation speak for themselves. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joe
This is the most difficult fiction book I've ever had to plow through. According to GoodReads it is one of the most frequently started but unfinished books among its users. Read morePublished 14 days ago by JustinHoca
I read this as a teen and reading it now 20 years later it's even better.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer