“Catch 22” was published by Joseph Heller in 1961. It is a satirical novel written in the third person omniscient. The book follows an bombardier officer during World War II, Yossarian. He is paranoid because soldiers he doesn’t know are trying to kill him. He is sure he will die and begins to walk backward so no one can sneak up on him.
Joseph Heller, Catch-22
“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”