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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 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.
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 4 years ago
Well at least I am finally done with my TBR 2015 list. Yeah. But I had to finish this long and not very interesting book to complete that list, um yeah?!I always feel weirded out when I don't like something that is pushed on readers as classics. Heck, I didn't like The Catcher in the Rye or The Faul...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, the one thing that you can say about this book is that it introduced a new phrase into the English language – Catch-22, which basically means that you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. If we are to say that this is its only achievement then I have to say that it is one pretty aweso...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it 4 years ago
Mein Vorhaben, jedes Jahr zwei bis drei amerikanische Klassiker zu lesen, war wieder einmal nicht von berauschendem Erfolg und Begeisterung gekrönt. :-)Joseph Hellers Antikriegs-Roman hat zwar durchaus so seine genialen Momente, im Endeffekt bzw. in der Endabrechnung kann ich ihn aber nur als ein äu...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 years ago
I'll be damned. All flavours in one zanny, speedy book. I would start to laugh, and then BOOM! horror, BOOM! ridiculous, BOOM! tragedy BOOM! hilarious BOOM! touching BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! [spoiler] Like McWatt killing a comrade by mistake and committing suicide, and seguing with Daneeka's bure...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 5 years ago
I can't decide if what I just read was horribly stupid or incredibly genius, but whatever it was, I absolutely loved it. This book is a hilarious collection of contradictions. At first I was concerned that there wasn't much of a story, but by the end I found myself actually attached to the character...
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