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A biting, hilarious look at one man's relentless pursuit of pleasure.

John Self, one of London's top directors of commercials, is in New York making his first feature film — alternately titled Good Money and Bad Money. He is also living money, talking money, and spending money on all the excesses twentieth-century culture has to offer: drink, dope, sex, fast food, and love. After several weeks of major degeneracy, he beats a retreat to London in an attempt to fathom what is going on in his wretched life, only to confront new temptations and new terrors.

Martin Amis describes Self's low life in high style. His shocking, funny, and on-target portraits of life in the fast lane form an audacious and frightening picture of Reagan's America and Thatcher's England.

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"A sprawling, fierce, vulgar display, full of Amis's quirky but articulate energy. Self is a complex and superbly imagined character." The New Republic

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"Money is exhilarating, skillful, savvy." The Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)

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"Though it sprawls a bit, Money achieves a roiling, raunchy idiom that is exuberantly tuned to a contemporary beat, consummately literate and fun to read." Publishers Weekly

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"[A]n old-fashioned cautionary tale got up as a swinging, funny, indecent, up-to-the-minute anti-novel....There is no plot — only various motivating tricks, some of which are not clear until the final pages." The New Yorker

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"Money is short on plot. But it's long on verbal energy and an almost exuberant misanthropy....There's no self-knowledge but lots of grim laughs in the pathetic set of actors and actresses Self casts and rehearses for his would-be movie." Newsweek

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"Money is...one of funniest novels I've read since Amis senior's Lucky Jim." James Atlas, Vogue

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andyliu, August 24, 2007 (view all comments by andyliu)
When one is born into the world with nothing, he or she is destined to be given more unjustiable sympathy, God seems to be indifferent to the being; but actually the one ignored by everything may have the utmost existence freedom from anything evil. Unfortunately, money judges everything, and hence there is no standardized happiness for worthy life on the earth, except those free and moneyless animals and plants , which are definitely human admirable and consoling spirits forever.
A heart of real life is weeping and blooding for human greedy mind..., and money destroys anything noble and gets everyone tortured.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140088915
Author:
Amis, Martin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Television producers and directors
Subject:
Television producers and directors -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
98-1012
Publication Date:
March 1986
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.74x5.10x.70 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140088915 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A sprawling, fierce, vulgar display, full of Amis's quirky but articulate energy. Self is a complex and superbly imagined character."
"Review" by , "Money is exhilarating, skillful, savvy."
"Review" by , "Though it sprawls a bit, Money achieves a roiling, raunchy idiom that is exuberantly tuned to a contemporary beat, consummately literate and fun to read."
"Review" by , "[A]n old-fashioned cautionary tale got up as a swinging, funny, indecent, up-to-the-minute anti-novel....There is no plot — only various motivating tricks, some of which are not clear until the final pages."
"Review" by , "Money is short on plot. But it's long on verbal energy and an almost exuberant misanthropy....There's no self-knowledge but lots of grim laughs in the pathetic set of actors and actresses Self casts and rehearses for his would-be movie."
"Review" by , "Money is...one of funniest novels I've read since Amis senior's Lucky Jim."
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