Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Catch-22 is a uniquely frustrating and difficult book. The good news? IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.
The plot, the characters, the dialogue—every aspect is absurdly tragic and tragically absurd. That’s the whole point. Everyone’s talking in circles deliberately, and the dizzying frustration YOU feel is supposed to echo the frustration of the war-time bureaucracy at the heart of this baffling social satire.
So congratulations! You’re not reading it wrong! You’re meant to be confused!