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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A stunning structural inversion turns the Holocaust into a German crusade to restore the Jewish faith.
"The narrative moves with irresistible momentum.... [Amis is] a daring, exacting writer willing to defy the odds in pursuit of his art."
by The New York Times Book Review,
"Remarkable...Amis is a writer of wit...a book rich in poignancy and savage indignation."
by The New York Times,
"A devastating specific portrait of the Nazis' warped mentality...a virtousic...performance."
by Lost Angeles Times Book Review,
"Splendid...bold...Time's Arrow is Martin Amis's most thrilling book...gripping from start to finish."
"Prodigious cleverness...a brilliant book."
by Financial Times,
"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."
by Random House,
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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