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Time's Arrow

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ISBN13: 9780679735724
ISBN10: 0679735720
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Awards

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Staff Pick

A stunning structural inversion turns the Holocaust into a German crusade to restore the Jewish faith.
Recommended by Dave, Powells.com

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In Time's Arrow the doctor Tod T. Friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home. And all the while Tod's life races backward toward the one appalling moment in modern history when such reversals make sense.

Review:

"The narrative moves with irresistible momentum.... [Amis is] a daring, exacting writer willing to defy the odds in pursuit of his art." Newsday

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"Remarkable...Amis is a writer of wit...a book rich in poignancy and savage indignation." The New York Times Book Review

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"A devastating specific portrait of the Nazis' warped mentality...a virtousic...performance." The New York Times

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"Splendid...bold...Time's Arrow is Martin Amis's most thrilling book...gripping from start to finish." Lost Angeles Times Book Review

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"Prodigious cleverness...a brilliant book." Vogue

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"Audacious, utterly poised and almost moving...the book's devastatingly sustained black irony stands comparison with Swift's A Modest Proposal. It is...Amis's finest achievement to date." Financial Times

Synopsis:

In Time's Arrow the doctor Tod T. Friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home. And all the while Tod's life races backward toward the one appalling moment in modern history when such reversals make sense.

"The narrative moves with irresistible momentum.... [Amis is] a daring, exacting writer willing to defy the odds in pursuit of his art."--Newsday

About the Author

Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.

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nlubick, January 24, 2009 (view all comments by nlubick)
This narrative is clever and very disturbing -- make sure you have someone who has read it nearby to discuss it with after you have finished. It made me want to find some history books to figure out some of Amis's sources.
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Bet, July 3, 2006 (view all comments by Bet)
Wow. What an amazing piece of storytelling. Read it. Read it right now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679735724
Author:
Amis, Martin
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
German americans
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;holocaust;time;wwii;20th century;british;literature;english;science fiction;experimental;fantasy;postmodernism;backwards;concentration camps;british fiction;literary fiction;uk;history;english literature;time travel;england;postmodern;experi
Subject:
fiction;novel;holocaust;time;wwii;20th century;british;literature;english;science fiction;experimental;fantasy;postmodernism;backwards;concentration camps;british fiction;literary fiction;uk;history;english literature;time travel;england;postmodern;experi
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
v. 10, no. 1
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.14x5.15x.52 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679735724 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A stunning structural inversion turns the Holocaust into a German crusade to restore the Jewish faith.

"Review" by , "The narrative moves with irresistible momentum.... [Amis is] a daring, exacting writer willing to defy the odds in pursuit of his art."
"Review" by , "Remarkable...Amis is a writer of wit...a book rich in poignancy and savage indignation."
"Review" by , "A devastating specific portrait of the Nazis' warped mentality...a virtousic...performance."
"Review" by , "Splendid...bold...Time's Arrow is Martin Amis's most thrilling book...gripping from start to finish."
"Review" by , "Prodigious cleverness...a brilliant book."
"Review" by , "Audacious, utterly poised and almost moving...the book's devastatingly sustained black irony stands comparison with Swift's A Modest Proposal. It is...Amis's finest achievement to date."
"Synopsis" by , In Time's Arrow the doctor Tod T. Friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home. And all the while Tod's life races backward toward the one appalling moment in modern history when such reversals make sense.

"The narrative moves with irresistible momentum.... [Amis is] a daring, exacting writer willing to defy the odds in pursuit of his art."--Newsday

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