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Soon to be a major TV series on Channel 4 and Hulu, starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie

**AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4**

Discover Joseph Heller's hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one man's efforts to survive it.

It’s the closing months of World War II 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.

The greatest satirical work in the English language’ Observer

Reviews

It is a rare book in that it has the ability to make you laugh out loud and be deeply moved within a few pages.

Adam Staten, British Journal of General Practice

Wildly original, brutally gruesome, a dazzling performance that will outrage as many readers as it delights. Vulgarly, bitterly funny, it will not be forgotten by those who can take it

New York Times

Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this

Financial Times

The greatest satirical work in the English language

Philip Toynbee, Observer

Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this

Financial Times

An apocalyptic masterpiece

Chicago Times

It is the Rock and Roll of novels

Norman Mailer

Catch-22 is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense

Harper Lee

Once you "get it" it is a gripping and devastating insight into the pointlessness and bureaucracy of war and its consequences

The Times

The most devastating satire ever written about the lunacy of war and military bureaucracy

Antony Beevor

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784875848

    May 10, 2019

    Vintage Classics

    528 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099470465

    February 2, 2004

    Vintage Classics

    544 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9781446424049

    June 8, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    528 pages

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