Catch 22 - Joseph Heller. Kindle Ed. Was £9.99 now 99p @ amazon
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Catch 22 - Joseph Heller. Kindle Ed. Was £9.99 now 99p @ amazon

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Found 11th Oct
Kindle Daily Deal 11/10/17

Description:

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.

Joseph Heller’s hilarious and tragic satire on military madness was adapted into a film in 1970. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film starred Alan Arkin as Yossarian and featured Art Garfunkel, Jon Voight, Martin Sheen and Orson Welles.

Reviews:

“”Catch-22” is the only war novel I’ve ever read that makes any sense.” Harper Lee”

One of the greatest anti-war books ever written. “Vanity Fair””

One of the most bitterly funny works in the language . . . Explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant. The New Republic”

To my mind, there have been two great American novels in the past fifty years. Catch-22 is one. Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly”

This novel is not merely the best American novel to come out of World War II, it is the best American novel that has come out of anywhere in years. Nelson Algren, The Nation”

It s the rock and roll of novels . . . There s no book like it. . . . Surprisingly powerful. Norman Mailer, Esquire”

To call it the finest comic novel of our day is faulting it. If Joseph Heller writes no other book, he will be well remembered for this apocalyptic masterpiece. Studs Terkel, Chicago Sun-Times”

Wildly original, brilliantly comic, brutally gruesome, it is a dazzling performance that will probably outrage nearly as many readers as it delights. Orville Prescott, New York Times Book Review”

One of the greatest anti-war books ever written. Vanity Fair”

7 Comments

Marmite book, some l
people can't get into it. Me? I loved it, and thank Heller for the 30 year long and strong love affair with reading that this book gave me. Was only thinking of poor Nately yesterday.

Voted hot.

I love this book, onto my second paperback copy as I wore out the first, worth grabbing a digital backup at this price!
Edited by: "SandiRaRa" 11th Oct

Classic book - but definitely not for everyone. Worth 99p though!

A brilliant read.

Amazon are really going in hard with the promotion of top-notch Kindle books at the moment. Kicking myself for forgetting to buy Brave New World.

And classic great novels, you can't swing a cat without hitting one for 99p or less.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 11th Oct

Catch-22 is a really weird book and extremely unlikeable in many ways. But it's a landmark of dark comedy and very ahead of it's time, if that interests you then try it. I'm not sure I'd want to read it again but I'm glad I did at least once.

Simply superb and my most read book by a country mile.
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