Yossarian is a bombardier fighting in World War II for the US Army but his one wish is to stop fighting as a bombardier, in fact, to stop fighting completely in WWII for the US Army - especially as everybody is already out to kill him - or so he thinks. In trying to escape the rigours of military life, Yossarian begins to realise that madness may be bad but sanity, it seems, is even worse.
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The review of this Book prepared by bonzai
Heller's terribly funny (and moral) comic novel set on a Mediterranean Island in the Second World War portrays all the contradictions, craziness, and stupidity of war -- any war -- and by extension, human life itself. Yossarian, a well-meaning but naive Everyman, wants to get out of the war, and tries to find some way to do it. A variety of weird and eccentric supporting characters make that difficult for him, but in a hugely entertaining way for the reader. A 20th century classic.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus
Joseph Heller's famous comic novel (number seven, overall) about Yossarian, a WWII bombadeer who only wants to come out of the war alive. It's a brilliant display of circular logic, and one of the funniest books ever written. The dialog is probably its best feature.
The review of this Book prepared by David J. Peterson