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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Allan Van Vliet, August 4, 2012

Catch 22 is one of the most bizarre and unique novels I've ever read. Start to finish, it rejects in full the standard model of storytelling. Joseph Heller is, I can now safely say, a bit of a genius. I won't lie, this is a book that requires you to think, and if you aren't interested in doing that, you won't enjoy this at all. If you're willing to tackle it, it's well worth the effort. The commentary on capitalism, the military, government, bureaucracy, and more is legendary, and it's voice is darkly hilarious. The seamless weaving between timelines and locales makes the book wonderfully surreal, and adds to the impression that nothing in the world is quite as it should be. I want to go on, but I would hate to spoil the fun. Read Catch 22, it rocks.
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