Love mystery books
I will absolutely recommend it to my friends.
Funny, memorable, and aspects of the book continue to resonate in my mind.
Heller floats from one character and event to the next, without reason it seems. I would really like to why this book is on so many classic lists. Part of it is I do not like a farce especially when it involves heroes (soldiers) and my country. Did this book influence the author and tv show Mash seemed to be a lot of similarities?
Not enough distinction between the characters.
A top performance - really.
Obviously discovering what Catch-22 is
No. It's too long for that.
For the first 25% I was luke warm on the book. Then I sort of got into the groove of it and really loved it right to the end.
After a lot of hype I expected better. Then again taste does play a major role here. For me the repetitive dialogs and pseudo intellectual story line does very little.
I have read Catch-22 many times over the years. I'll be happy to listen to it many more times. Once you read this book you will find Catch-22's popping up in your life. Especially if you work in large corporation. Dilbert cartoon creator making a fortune pointing them out.
"If 'tis a sin, I don't give a Fiddler's fart!" -Frank McCourt.
Some part of it was "kind of" funny (and I use the word funny loosely here). The rest of it was just annoying. I kept wating for some kind of big reveal or something interesting to happen at the end, unfortunately It never came together for me.
After reading the reviews, I was really looking forward to finally enjoy this book. Seems to me that every character in the story belong in some type of nut house, and the fact that it took place in a military setting makes the whole thing seem far-fetched and more confusing as to how any officers of the US Air Force would behave in such rediculous manner and get away with it?
One of the worst stories I've heard. It couldn't end soon enough. Maybe an abridged version would be tolerable.
I'm always interested in other titles to see what is offered by authors and narrators just to see how diverse they can be.
The book isn't for everyone but it does help provide insight into a different time in history.
Enthusiastic, Energetic, Passionate
No follow up needed because it portrays a period in time and doesn't really have anything to keep you wanting more in a future read.
The reading by Jay Sanders was fantastic. He is a master at different accents, voice inflections, and dramatic reading. I have both read this book and listened to the audio version, and I have to say that Jay Sanders performance made me laugh out loud many times and was gut-bustingly funny at times. A classic book and a classic performance.
This was required reading for me in high school. I enjoyed it so much, I read it 3 times in the time the assignment was given.
Fast-forward to my adult years, I found myself forgetting and almost longing to read it again. Audible to the rescue! It was a blast to hear this book read, although, the voice Sanders used for Yossarian was not the voice I imagined for him when I read the book.
This book is a sardonic comedy and a cautionary tale. It's goofy and profound, sarcastic and touching. Once you read this book: You will see Miles Minderbinder and Major Major everywhere. You will forever know exactly what a "Catch-22" really is. You'll think twice about war and those we send to war. Your definition of hero will be changed.
This book is intellectually challenging on a variety of levels and a variety of ways. Don't expect to listen to an "easy" book. Expect to be engaged. Enjoy the book for what it is and what it offers, but don't expect it to be like other books.