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Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time (the sequel to Catch-22), and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in... show more

Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time (the sequel to Catch-22), and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in December 1999.
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Birth date: May 01, 1923
Died: December 12, 1999
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 11 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-20)The most memorable part for me is Milo sitting in a tree. He passes Yossarian something and encourages him to taste it - it is disgusting. What is it? Chocolate covered cotton. He's bought up the entire Egyptian cotton crop and can't find a way to sell it on. Every time ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
For a lot of this book, it's just ridiculous. I mean the men don't want to be in war. They try to come up with every way possible to get out. The weird rules always block them. It's crazy and humorous, but then at the same time, people are dying. I guess war really does feel this way when you'r...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
Classic satirical take on the futility of war and the chasm between the accompanying rhetoric and the reality of conflict. Wonderfully witty and thought-provoking, Heller serves up one of the top 100 novels of modern literature, a 'must read' book, which has the quality to remain significant over ti...
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 4 years ago
This is one of those books I was forced to read in High School. They were in such a rush to move on to the next book I don't remember reading more than a chapter or two. So here I am checking it out years later. I can't believe how wonderful, funny, sad and relatable Catch 22 is! Yossarian may be th...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 4 years ago
This book made me want to slam my head into a concrete wall again and again and again until it stopped.Which was pretty much the point. Also, probably one of the most quotable books ever written.
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