fiction classics historical literary dark funny slow-paced

453 pages | first published 1961

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Catch-22 is like no other novel. It is one of the funniest books ever written, a keystone work in American literature, and even added a new term to the dictionary.At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian...
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Summary of 17228 reviews

Moods

funny 82%
dark 65%
challenging 41%
reflective 37%
adventurous 34%
sad 27%
emotional 24%
tense 16%
lighthearted 11%
hopeful 4%
mysterious 4%
inspiring 2%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 43%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.85

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