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Catch-22
by Joseph Heller | Literature & Fiction
Registered by skyandstars of Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Average 2 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by skyandstars): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by skyandstars from Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2 out of 10

Amazon.com:

Catch-22 is like no other novel. It is one of the funniest books ever written, a keystone work in American literature, and even added a new term to the dictionary.

At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war. His efforts are perfectly understandable because as he furiously scrambles, thousands of people he hasn't even met are trying to kill him. His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he is committed to flying, he is trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions, the very act of making the request proves that he is sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

Catch-22 is a microcosm of the twentieth-century world as it might look to some one dangerously sane -- a masterpiece of our time. 


Journal Entry 2 by skyandstars at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Book Swap (T2, Gate 27) in Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/18/2012 UTC) at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Book Swap (T2, Gate 27) in Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Not a book for me, but hopefully someone else will like this.


Will be released in the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport BookSwap at gate 27.
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Vapautetaan Helsinki-Vantaan BookSwap-pisteessä portin 27 luona. 




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