By Joseph Heller
A darkly comedian and impressive sequel to the yankee vintage Catch-22.
In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the top in their lives and the century, as is the total new release that fought in global struggle II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such novices as little Sammy Singer and great Lew, all associated, in an uneasy peace and previous age, battling now not the Germans this time, however the finish. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of the United States within the part century given that WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our nice towns, the greed and hypocrisy of our enterprise and tradition -- with a similar ferocious humor as Catch-22.
Closing Time is outrageously humorous and absolutely severe, and as very good and profitable as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house replicate that captures, right away grotesquely and properly, the reality approximately ourselves.
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