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Many of us, I'm sure, at one point or another in time have lived a life very similar to that of Heller's main character, Bob Slocum.
It's written in the style of a first-person narrative, and this is one of the few books where you truly get into the head of the main character.
In the same vein as the prose written in "Catch-22", Joseph Heller proves to be a great writer in his work outside of his most known classic.
Completely original absurdist, sad, ironic and hilarious voice, and endless brilliant Heller looping of contradictory logic, so at the end of long periordic sentences beginning... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Richard steingesser
Nothing like his other books just terribly sad and depressing. . . . . . . . . . .Published 22 days ago by nurse
REVIEW FOR JOSEPH HELLER'S SECOND BOOK, "SOMETHING HAPPENED"
This is one of the most important books that you will ever read. Read more
The best review of this amusing, desolate book was by Kurt Vonnegut in the NYTRB, reproduced in his collection, 'Palm Sunday', where he nails the essential bleakness of Heller's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Jakobsen
Better than Catch-22! It's very funny from the first page on, then it becomes moving. Extremely heartfelt. And heart-breaking.Published 2 months ago by Billy Williams
The book is creepy in a delightful way. Just as I was getting tired of Barbara's barbs and other insights on the school and the teachers, I'd come across wit and the determination... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Books & Stuff
This is one of my favorite books and what makes Zoe Heller one of my favorite authors. I read this book twice since it was published and it had me glued both times. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tracy