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Catch-22

January 11th, 2003

Joseph Heller

On Amazon.com

Catch-22 is a hilarious account of life as a bomber pilot during WWII. Yossarian’s classic struggle to survive his tour of duty is beset on all sides by crazy people and people who want to kill him. The tongue-n-cheek humor and hilarious situations that Yossarian finds himself in are set against the all-too-real tragedy and horror of war. Many of the situations are humorous, but they are black humor and we need only turn our TV to CNN to be frightened into thinking how close we are to living those horrors out yet again.

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