MISSING PAGES FULL CHAPTERS Reading along with Audible I realized Pages 19 50 inclusive are missing Chapters 3, 4, 5 Has anyone else had this problem Fifty Years After Its original Publication, Catch Remains A Cornerstone Of American Literature And One Of The Funniest And Most Celebrated Novels Of All Time In Recent Years, It Has Been Named To Best Novels Lists By Time, Newsweek, The Modern Library, And The London Observer Set In Italy During World War II, This Is The Story Of The Incomparable, Malingering Bombardier Yossarian, A Hero Who Is Furious Because Thousands Of People He Has Never Met Are Trying To Kill Him But His Real Problem Is Not The Enemy It Is His Own Army, Which Keeps Increasing The Number Of Missions The Men Must Fly To Complete Their Service Yet If Yossarian Makes Any Attempt To Excuse Himself From The Perilous Missions He S Assigned, He Ll Be In Violation Of Catch , A Hilariously Sinister Bureaucratic Rule A Man Is Considered Insane If He Willingly Continues To Fly Dangerous Combat Missions, But If He Makes A Formal Request To Be Removed From Duty, He Is Proven Sane And Therefore Ineligible To Be Relieved Since Its Publication In , No Novel Has Matched Catch S Intensity And Brilliance In Depicting The Brutal Insanity Of War This Th Anniversary Edition Commemorates Joseph Heller S Masterpiece With A New Introduction By Christopher Buckley Personal Essays On The Genesis Of The Novel By The Author A Wealth Of Critical Responses And Reviews By Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, And Others Rare Papers From Joseph Heller S Personal Archive And A Selection Of Advertisements From The original Publishing Campaign That Helped Turn Catch Into A Cultural Phenomenon Here, At Last, Is The Definitive Edition Of A Classic Of World Literature read again after reading it about ten years ago Just a good as the last time I read it the only book I ve finished and started over again Look forward to reading out again in another ten years.
The book was all wrinkled and the cover had creases in it It looks and feels exactly as it s supposed to be I haven t finished the reading the content of the book but but the start is promising I ve yet to finish this book and I ve gone back and tried a few times It s a literary work of art, challenging and worth the read if you can get through it Some day I ll set aside the time to plot my way through, but for now it sits half finished with me left wondering how it will end Tackle if you dare.
A fine collection of articles, impressions and critiques of this famous sprawling war novel of Joseph Heller and the novel itself Heller s satirical, boisterous humour ages well and the reflections on military life are as relevant and arresting as they were when first written a generation ago A marvellous anniversary edition.
Catch 22 is a unique piece of writing that breaks all moulds I read it on a whim, and I was so thoroughly satisfied that I searched for other books like it and couldn t find anything that equalled it.
The story follows a rational protagonist in the deep of an irrational air force outfit set during WWII The book is hilarious There is so much absurdity, and yet it is grounded in the protagonists rational mind Each chapter feels like a character study with stories and anecdotes One really develops an attachment to all the characters and their idiosyncratic ways.
This book is sad to have three parts which begin with lots of laughs to an ending where the laughs aren t there so much Heller was a genius when he wrote this book.
It surely is a book I d recommend to anyone I don t see how one can live a full life if one misses this amazing classic novel.