Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness. Slocum was discontent. Inevitably, inexorably, his discontent deteriorated into desolation until...something happened. Something Happened is Joseph Heller's wonderfully inventive and controversial second novel satirizing business life and American culture. The story is told as if the reader was overhearing the patter of Bob Slocum's brain -- recording what is going on at the office, as well as his fantasies and memories that complete the story of his life. The result is a novel as original and memorable as his Catch-22.
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Review: Something HappenedUser Review - Leslie Gaunt - Goodreads
I can't say I enjoyed reading this book. But, I can say it will stay with me forever. It was dark, depressing. Bob Slocum is an awful human being, but I still feel sorry for him. Something happened ... Read full review
Review: Something HappenedUser Review - John Pappas - Goodreads
This novel could be the representative novel of the Age of Anxiety. It contains oceans of anxiety -- principally the white male middle-class anxiety of Bob Slocum, a middle manager at an insurance ... Read full review