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Money by Martin Amis
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May 12, 12

bookshelves: 20-ce, uk, fiction, signed, candidate-to-reread
Read in January, 1995, read count: 2

This was really an essential text for me. I first read it shortly after it came out in the U.S. (1985) and it was like nothing I had ever come across before. A hydrogen-bomb of a novel. The sheer speed of the narrative, the word play, the telling detail. In short Money possessed the masterful technique that causes a narrative to jump from the page. Though "originality" we now know is something of a misnomer--every artist has his or her models and Amis has always been quite frank about his--nevertheless I have found no one who quite equals MA. He is unique. He makes it new, as the problematic Ezra Pound is famous for saying.
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Marta Yup, it's amazing. What a writer. But why am I so desperate to finish it and get back to Julian Barnes?


William Good question. I havent read Barnes. What are your favorites of his?


Marta History of the World in Ten and a Half Chapters, Sense of an Ending, Arthur & George, and every short story he ever wrote starting with those in The Lemon Table.


Alex This review is beautifully written.


William Thank you.


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