A cult classic, Something Happened is considered by some to be an even finer achievement than Catch-22. This is Heller's funny, honest and tragic tale of a failed American dream, relaunched in Vintage Classics for a generation brought up on Black Mirror
FROM THE AUTHOR OF CATCH-22, SOON TO BE A TV SERIES ON CHANNEL 4
Joseph Heller's other masterpiece - a darkly comic, sometimes tragic satire that does for the American Dream what Catch-22 did for the madness of war
'Joseph Heller's finest achievement' Jonathan Coe
Bob Slocum was a promising executive. He had an attractive wife, three children, a nice house, and as many mistresses as he desired. His life was settled and ordered; he had conformed and society demanded he be happy - or at least pretend to be. But the pretence was becoming more and more difficult, as Slocum's discontent grew into an overwhelming sense of desolation, frustration and fear.
And then something happened. . .
'One of the most pleasurable, engrossing, and in retrospect moving American novels ever written… The most criminally overlooked great novel of the past half century is a book called Something Happened' LA Review of Books
“One of the most pleasurable, engrossing, and in retrospect moving American novels ever written… The most criminally overlooked great novel of the past half century is a book called Something Happened”
LA Review of Books
“It is splendidly put together and hypnotic to read. It is as clear and hard-edged as a cut diamond. Mr. Heller's concentration and patience are so evident on every page that one can only say that "Something Happened" is at all points precisely what he hoped it would be”
“I used to think Catch-22 was my best novel until I read Kurt Vonnegut's review of Something Happened. Now I think Something Happened is”