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TurkishGuy 07/26/14(Sat)02:23 UTC+1 No.5190056 Report

Who is your favorite character from Catch-22 ?

Mine is Major Major. The chapter named after him may be the funniest thing I've ever read.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:27 UTC+1 No.5190067 Report

Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:33 UTC+1 No.5190089 Report

Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:43 UTC+1 No.5190117 Report

Yossarian and his neurotic breaks.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:52 UTC+1 No.5190139 Report

Nately's whore's kid sister.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)05:24 UTC+1 No.5190715 Report

I read that book less than two months ago and I've already forgotten enough about the story/characters that I can't answer your question. What is wrong with me?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)05:28 UTC+1 No.5190735 Report

Probably a brain tumor.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)05:33 UTC+1 No.5190754 Report

None. Because I don't read pleb American trash
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)05:35 UTC+1 No.5190761 Report

Oh what country's pleb trash do you read?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)05:38 UTC+1 No.5190776 Report

Major Major is the one who is promoted and becomes a hermit who no one ever sees despite him being in his office, right?

if so, him

also General Scheisskopf
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)05:40 UTC+1 No.5190785 Report

Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:22 UTC+1 No.5191601 Report

Milo is my favorite character, but not the funniest. Aarfy is probably the funniest imo.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:24 UTC+1 No.5191609 Report

Milo is probably the most despicable character in the entire novel.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:34 UTC+1 No.5191624 Report

I liked the Chaplain
Though not the funniest of characters, I felt like I could relate to his struggles
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:45 UTC+1 No.5191648 Report

Probably not worth its own thread, so I'll ask here:
have any of you read Closing Time and how does it compare to Catch 22?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:49 UTC+1 No.5191664 Report

i've read it
i liked it, but it's not as good. it's very uneven and it's not as funny (and often isn't trying to be)
it does have bits that i really loved
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:52 UTC+1 No.5191671 Report

Among the funniest things I've ever read is the account of them drunk-crashing their Jeep on the way back from the officer's club. It's been awhile so I don't remember the characters involved but that was great.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)10:54 UTC+1 No.5191677 Report

I'll probably give it a read, I hear it revisits a lot of the original characters
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)11:10 UTC+1 No.5191713 Report


Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)11:29 UTC+1 No.5191756 Report

A name befitting a country mostly empty at the top, blond, teeming with Socially Transmitted Displaced-peoples from that whore Sudan, educationally-stunted, and holding a military worthy of playing at least as a Fullback (meanwhile joking around, exchanging homoerotic locker-room run-ins with, and generally resenting, quarterback Libya).
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)11:53 UTC+1 No.5191792 Report

The Eternal City
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)19:54 UTC+1 No.5193424 Report

I wouldn't argue that.
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)00:07 UTC+1 No.5194569 Report

The indian chief
green 07/27/14(Sun)00:14 UTC+1 No.5194596 Report

milo the mayor
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)00:15 UTC+1 No.5194597 Report

the fucking chaplain

or doc
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)02:44 UTC+1 No.5195151 Report


Mah Man!
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)09:46 UTC+1 No.5196532 Report

The despicable old Italian man at the whorehouse.
He had everything figured out.
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)09:47 UTC+1 No.5196535 Report

Or maybe Orr.
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)09:56 UTC+1 No.5196555 Report


how can you not
Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)19:47 UTC+1 No.5198429 Report

Dunbar, probably.
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)00:42 UTC+1 No.5199738 Report

>ctrl-f "wintergreen"

Y'all niggas gay
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)01:18 UTC+1 No.5199887 Report

Yossarian lives motherfucker
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)01:30 UTC+1 No.5199941 Report

I liked the Chaplain, but probably because he reminded me of my 10th grade Comparative Religion teacher, who was a former 90s stoner turned Mennonite with a secret crush on Reagan. He was a really nice guy, I should tell him of the comparison if I'm ever at the school again.
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)01:32 UTC+1 No.5199958 Report

>tfw Snowden
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:30 UTC+1 No.5201790 Report

flies in muh eyes nigghu
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)12:09 UTC+1 No.5202192 Report


'Do you know how long a year takes when it's going away?' Dunbar repeated to Clevinger. 'This
long.' He snapped his fingers. 'A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of
fresh air. Today you're an old man.'
'Old?' asked Clevinger with surprise. 'What are you talking about?'
'I'm not old.'
'You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at
your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere
was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a
small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too
soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow time down?'
Dunbar was almost angry when he finished.
'Well, maybe it is true,' Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone. 'Maybe a long life does
have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it's to seem long. But in that event, who wants
'I do,' Dunbar told him.
'Why?' Clevinger asked.
'What else is there?'
Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)12:16 UTC+1 No.5202209 Report

Capt. Nately: Don't you have any principles?

Old man in whorehouse: Of course not!

Capt. Nately: No morality?

Old man in whorehouse: I'm a very moral man, and Italy is a very moral country. That's why we will certainly come out on top again if we succeed in being defeated.

Capt. Nately: You talk like a madman.

Old man in whorehouse: But I live like a sane one. I was a fascist when Mussolini was on top. Now that he has been deposed, I am anti-fascist. When the Germans were here, I was fanatically pro-German. Now I'm fanatically pro-American. You'll find no more loyal partisan in all of Italy than myself.

Capt. Nately: You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

Old man in whorehouse: You have it backwards. It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees. I know.

Capt. Nately: How do you know?

Old man in whorehouse: Because I am 107-years-old. How old are you?

Capt. Nately: I'll be 20 in January.

Old man in whorehouse: If you live.


I really should take the time to read this again...
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