Book review: "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller

Posted on September 20, 2008

Writing a review for Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is sort of Catch-22. If I don't tell you enough about it, you probably won't be interested in the book. But if I tell you too much, you won't have to read it because you'll already know what it's about.

But I suppose I should try.

In general, I liked the book. It was a little difficult to get into at first, mostly because the book focuses on war stories, and I'm not really that into war-type fiction. At the same time, though, the dialogue is exceptionally witty and kept me entertained throughout the novel.

Some people have compared "The Developers" to "Catch-22," which I take as the utmost compliment. I see some similarities in the two, although I bow to Heller in producing a classic.

So, in telling you about "Catch-22," I'm not spending more time marketing "The Developers," so other people might not ever see if there is anything alike about the two books. I suppose it's a Catch-22, but I'm willing to live with it.