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by Martin Amis
     
 

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The story of John Self and his insatiable appetite for money, alcohol, drugs, porn and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, it is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money and the disasters it can precipitate.

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The story of John Self and his insatiable appetite for money, alcohol, drugs, porn and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, it is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money and the disasters it can precipitate.

Editorial Reviews

James Atlas
"Money is...one of funniest novels I've read since Amis' seniors Lucky Jim. The etonomous Self, rocous, crude, insinuiting, blurts out his tale with the comic way that never flags." -- Vogue
J. McGinnerny
"Engaging and hillirious...the prose is wild and precise at the same time, funny and encouraging." -- Boston Globe
From the Publisher
"Amis is still the finest English fiction writer of his generation."
— Sunday Independent

"An electrifying writer who likes to shock his fans and share his sharply contemporary concerns — Amis is a maddening master you need to read — the best of his generation."
— Mail on Sunday

"Amis is immaculate as a comic stylist-irresistible."
— Daily Telegraph

"His eloquently rendered inner life shows a richness and tenderness."
Christopher Hitchens, The Week

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140088915
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
03/01/1986
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Anthony Burgess
"A brilliant and frightening novel, grim, accusatory, efficient and totally devoid of outworn proprties as charm."

Meet the Author

MARTIN AMIS is the author of nine novels, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. Koba the Dread, the successor to his celebrated memoir, Experience, was published in 2002.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Oxford, England
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1949
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford

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Money 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best thing about Martin Amis is his English accent. He sounds like a Disney cartoon villian. And it's fitting. They call him the badboy of English lit. Money is all about cultural decay. It's filled with sex, drugs and violence. But there's no question, Amis is a litterary master. Some say his prose is over the top. Which is ironic in this case, given that the story's narrator, John Self, has never read a book in his life. Expect lots of cleverness. It's good, but it's Not a book everyone's going to enjoy.
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very interesting
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