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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA)|
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About 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.
Date of Birth:August 25, 1949
Place of Birth:Oxford, England
Education:B.A., Exeter College, Oxford
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.