One of Time’s 100 best novels in the English language—by the acclaimed author of Lionel Asbo: State of England and London Fields
Part of Martin Amis’s “London Trilogy,” along with the novel London Fields and The Information, Money was hailed as "a sprawling, fierce, vulgar display" (The New Republic) and "exhilarating, skillful, savvy" (The Times Literary Supplement) when it made its first appearance in the mid-1980s. Amis’s shocking, funny, and on-target portraits of life in the fast lane form a bold and frightening portrait of Ronald Reagan’s America and Margaret Thatcher’s England.
Money is the hilarious story of John Self, one of London’s top commercial directors, who is given the opportunity to make his first feature film—alternately titled Good Money and Bad Money. He is also living money, talking money, and spending money in his relentless pursuit of pleasure and success. As he attempts to navigate his hedonistic world of drinking, sex, drugs, and excessive quantities of fast food, Self is sucked into a wretched spiral of degeneracy that is increasingly difficult to surface from.
About the Author
Martin Amis is the author of 13 novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Bert Krak is a celebrated New York tattoo artist, known for his heavy lines and unique color palette. He owns and operates the Smith Street Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn. He is also a painter, who works mainly with watercolors and liquid acrylics.
Date of Birth:August 25, 1949
Place of Birth:Oxford, England
Education:B.A., Exeter College, Oxford
What People are Saying About This
“Savagely hilarious. It risks, it boils with energy . . . it even manages to shock.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
"A brilliant and frightening novel, grim, accusatory, efficient and totally devoid of outworn proprties as charm."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a satire on the film industry. John Self is a tv commercial director who has a idea for making a movie which is picked up by producer in America. The drunk director, the eccentric actors, the ridiculous script and the lavish lifestyle is described in the most funny way possible.The book is repetitive at places and sometimes drags on. But it still has many moments of laugh out loud moments in it.
Not sure about this one think Amis is losing it .Is this really the same writer of Times Arrow and London fields sorely disappointed :(