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'He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.'
It's the closing months of the Second World War and Yossarian has never been closer to death. Stationed in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, each flight mission introduces him to thousands of people determined to kill him. But the enemy above is not Yossarian's problem – it is his own army intent on keeping him airborne, and the maddening 'Catch-22' that allows for no possibility of escape.
No book has satirised military madness so hilariously and tragically. It is the tale of one man's struggle to survive the sheer lunacy of war.