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Book review: ‘Catch-22’

May 29, 2020 by Emily Koester


Yossarian signed up for the service because he thought the war would be over before he finished training. That doesn’t go as expected, and he is tested by the many challenging aspects of World War II, from understanding why he is there in Italy as a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier, to processing the death of multiple friends also serving. It’s all about the men holding on to their sanity while fulfilling their duty.

“Catch-22” by Joseph Heller is a memorable novel about the war,...

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