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Money: A Suicide Note (Penguin Ink)
     

Money: A Suicide Note (Penguin Ink)

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by Martin Amis, Bert Krak (Illustrator)
 

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One of Time’s 100 best novels in the English language—by the acclaimed author of Lionel Asbo: State of England and London Fields

Part of Martin Amis’s “London Trilogy,” along with the novel London Fields and The Information, Money was hailed as "a sprawling, fierce, vulgar

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One of Time’s 100 best novels in the English language—by the acclaimed author of Lionel Asbo: State of England and London Fields

Part of Martin Amis’s “London Trilogy,” along with the novel London Fields and The Information, Money was hailed as "a sprawling, fierce, vulgar display" (The New Republic) and "exhilarating, skillful, savvy" (The Times Literary Supplement) when it made its first appearance in the mid-1980s. Amis’s shocking, funny, and on-target portraits of life in the fast lane form a bold and frightening portrait of Ronald Reagan’s America and Margaret Thatcher’s England.

             Money is the hilarious story of John Self, one of London’s top commercial directors, who is given the opportunity to make his first feature film—alternately titled Good Money and Bad Money. He is also living money, talking money, and spending money in his relentless pursuit of pleasure and success. As he attempts to navigate his hedonistic world of drinking, sex, drugs, and excessive quantities of fast food, Self is sucked into a wretched spiral of degeneracy that is increasingly difficult to surface from.

Editorial Reviews

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“Martin Amis’s vibrantly dark 1985 novel, Money, gave us a rollicking, repulsive picture of London and New York in the late 20th century, awash in cash, corruption, pornography, junk food, junk art, self-promotion and wretched excess of every imaginable variety. More than two and a half decades later that novel’s scabrous vision of a crude, rude world reeling from narcissism and acquisitiveness seems as potent as ever. Its hilariously awful hero, John Self, is an uncanny harbinger of the willful vulgarians who would gain even more ascendancies in the reality-show, greed-is-great era of the 21st century.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

 
“Savagely hilarious. It risks, it boils with energy . . . it even manages to shock.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143116950
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
128,972
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

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“Savagely hilarious. It risks, it boils with energy . . . it even manages to shock.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
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 eleven other novels, including The Rachel Papers, which won the Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.

Bert Krak, a master of classic American tattooing, got his start at Rock-A-Billy Tattoo in Lauderhill, Florida, and now works at Top Shelf Tattooing in Queens, New York.

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: A Suicide Note 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant