Something Happened (Paperback)

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Did you love Mad Men? Of course you did. So do yourself a favour and read this dark and funny exploration of the sordid and tempestuous inner life of an outwardly banal executive in the Sixties.

— From Stephen


From the bestselling author of Catch-22, Joseph Heller’s wonderfully inventive second novel Something Happened takes a satirical look at business life and American culture.

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 you were 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.

About the Author

Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time, and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in 1999.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780684841212
ISBN-10: 0684841215
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: November 12th, 1997
Pages: 576
Language: English