Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. It has a distinctive non-chronological style where events are described from different characters' points of view and out of sequence so that the time line develops along with the plot.

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The 35th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 5th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 6th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 7th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - 7th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  6. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  7. - 15th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  8. - 16th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  9. - 19th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  10. - 29th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  11. - 33rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  12. - 35th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  13. - 62nd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  14. - 74th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  15. - 77th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  16. - 85th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  17. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdfmended_books.pd)
  18. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  19. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  20. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  21. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  22. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  23. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  24. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  25. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  26. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  27. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  28. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  29. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  30. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  31. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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