Ugh. How many times can you put someone in an impossible situation and still have it be funny or witty? For the first 50 or 75 pages I thought the famous catch 22 dilemmas were clever and illustrative of the futility of war, the quirkiness of the human condition etc. After another 100 pages of the same thing over and over ad nauseam, I found myself alternating between frustrated and bored. Finally I stopped reading it 3/4ths of the way in--the occasional laugh couldn't make up for the repetitive sarcasm, depressing futility and dry plot. I read on Wikipedia that originally Heller was going to make it novelette. Maybe he should have.