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Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the clergyman, and such starters as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in a nervous peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End.
What makes this book stand out?
Closing Time dexterously mocks the realnesses and the myths of America in the half century since WWII.
Read it for
Closing Time is atrociously peculiar and dangerous, and as vivid and successful as Catch-22.
Don't read it for
The composition is a more complicated book to get into.