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I thought this was a rotten film, but then I read the book first which is ten times better than the film and then some. Full of black humour, pure horror and lashings of irony, it is tedious and repetitive in places but in my mind it is a masterpiece. Everybody should read it.
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Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.
This hilarious and tragic satire was adapted into a film in 1970. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film starred Alan Arkin and featured Art Garfunkel, Jon Voight, Martin Sheen and Orson Welles.
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‘Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this’ - Financial Times
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Publication date5th August 2010
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