Catch-22 - Joseph Heller For the most part, this book was absolutely ridiculous. Ridiculous characters, ridiculous situations, ridiculous names (colonel Korn, anyone?).

I get the feeling this book had really shocking content when it was written, but reading it in this century, it's pretty pedestrian.

Anyways, the book is very funny, and then as you'd expect from a social commentary on the futility of war, nearly everyone dies in the end in tragic and ironic circumstances.

I felt like I missed some of it--as in, it was written for people who understood and lived through WWII, but it was still fun.

..anyway, this has become a rather pedestrian review. Suffice it to say the book was sufficiently funny and sufficiently tragic.