Catch-22 - Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley

I'll be damned. All flavours in one zanny, speedy book. I would start to laugh, and then BOOM! horror, BOOM! ridiculous, BOOM! tragedy BOOM! hilarious BOOM! touching




Like McWatt killing a comrade by mistake and committing suicide, and seguing with Daneeka's bureaucratic death.

(show spoiler)


Everything meshing, time getting scrambled by analogue thoughts bridging episodes of varied, sometimes opposite, feeling. It's dizzying, exhilarating, entertaining, and it makes your brain work. And gives you emotional whiplash.


I don't know that I've ever read anything like it. I wouldn't have though it'd be this good.