Picture This (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster, 9780684868196, 352pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2000
Picture This is an incisive fantasy that digs deeply into our illusions and customs. Nobody but Joseph Heller could have thought of a novel like this one. Nobody but Heller could have executed it so brilliantly.
Praise For Picture This…
The New York Times Book Review
Mr. Heller treats the whole panorama of history past and present with the bravado of Mark Twain in one of his sassier moods.
I think Picture This is brilliant. It has the astringency and wit of Catch-22, matured.
San Francisco Chronicle
The author of the outrageous classic Catch-22 once again comments on all of society and history with this whirlwind tour through the minds of Aristotle and Rembrandt. Their vastly different worlds are not so very different from each other, or for that matter, from our own world. History as told by Heller is so comic and heartbreaking that you wonder why anyone would want to live there.
Ingenious -- another new kind of novel: intelligent and written with grace....A fiction to appreciate and ponder.
Pure renegade Heller -- at best, as sharp (and thoroughly American) as Lizzie Borden's axe.
Rita Mae Brown
Chimerical, political, and funny, Picture This is a novel with fangs....His flashiest since Catch-22.