Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Fifty a long time after its unique distribution, Catch-22 remains a foundation of American writing and one of the most clever - and most celebrated - books of all time. In later a long time, it has been named to "best books" records by Time, Newsweek, the Present day Library, and the London Eyewitness. Set in Italy amid World War II, this can be the story of the exceptional, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a legend who is incensed since thousands of people he has never met are attempting to slaughter him. But his genuine issue isn't the foe - it is his possess armed force, which keeps expanding the number of missions the men must fly to total their benefit. However on the off chance that Yossarian makes any endeavor to pardon himself from the risky missions he's relegated, he'll be in infringement of Catch-22, a divertingly vile bureaucratic rule:A man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.