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Success by Martin Amis
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bookshelves: literary-fiction, read-in-2017, highly-recommended, erotica

I absolutely love Martin Amis, been a fan since I read Lionel Asbo, the only Martin Amis book I didn't like was Night Train, a couple of books later, it's good to see he hasn't disappointed.

Success is a hard one to review, such mixed feelings about it, but not in a good way. I think reading Ian McEwan's First Love, Last Rites kinda inoculated me for the subject matter in this book. Incest, and yob-phobia + class pretentiousness are a bit hard to swallow, but Martin is a skilled writer. This book reads well, its narrative style, the juxtaposition between Terrence and Gregory's POVs of similar/related experiences gives the novel quite some depth.

It's not as awe-inspiring as say Rachel Papers or Money, but a good read nonetheless.
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2014 – Shelved
October 17, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
September 6, 2017 – Started Reading
September 12, 2017 –
page 119
September 20, 2017 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
September 20, 2017 – Shelved as: read-in-2017
September 20, 2017 – Shelved as: highly-recommended
September 20, 2017 – Shelved as: erotica
September 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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