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 - Del Herman - Goodreads
Joseph Heller's second novel (after his masterpiece "Catch-22") is a thoroughly engaging read, an insightful satire to American business and personal life in the sixties and seventies, and a portrait ... Read full review
Review: Something HappenedUser Review - Rick Bowen - Goodreads
Was convinced when I first read it that this was the most important literary work of Heller's generation (the generation BTW 30 years before mine). Ostensibly a performance piece a la Portnoy's ... Read full review