Money by Martin Amis
A Suicide Note (Penguin Ink)

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The story of John Self and his insatiable appetite for money, alcohol, drugs, porn and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, it is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money and the disasters it can precipitate.

 

About Martin Amis

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Martin Amis's most recent novel is "House of Meetings," and his best sellers include "Money, London Fields, "and "The Information," as well as his memoir, "Experience. "He lives in London.
 
Published June 29, 2010 by Penguin (Non-Classics). 368 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(In need of a rewrite, Self calls on a pub acquaintance, a writer he knows named Martin Amis.) But, while Self is giving new meaning to debauch and dissolution, his new New York acquaintance Martina Twain (whose husband happens to be sleeping with Self's girlfriend in London) is fighting a rear-g...

Mar 01 1985 | Read Full Review of Money: A Suicide Note (Pengui...

The Telegraph

Last week the BBC showed its attempt to film Martin Amis’s Money (BBC Two, Sunday and Wednesday), a novel many had claimed was ‘unfilmable’.

May 28 2010 | Read Full Review of Money: A Suicide Note (Pengui...

Suite 101

Depending on the reader, she could become attached to Self's issues with Selina and Martina or to the on-set problems at the shooting-location and money problems surrounding the actors and script of the movie (Good Money or, as it was changed to later on, Bad Money).

May 07 2009 | Read Full Review of Money: A Suicide Note (Pengui...

Gather Books

Then a rich young entrepreneur named Fielding Goodney gives John the chance to direct a movie based loosely on John's life called "Good Money."

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Mar 25 1985 | Read Full Review of Money: A Suicide Note (Pengui...

London Review of Books

Money is a suicide note.’ So says John Self, the hero of Money: A Suicide Note, and what he means is that money is destroying him.

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Metro

And Money is a hard enough sell as it is, given that the action veers in and out of focus along with Self’s frequent trips into self-induced oblivion.

May 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Money: A Suicide Note (Pengui...

Metro

It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves, though possibly not in such luxurious hotel suites as featured in this ambitious if not quite convincing adaptation of Martin Amis’s satirical spin on the morally bankrupt hedonistic 1980s.

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The Oxonian Review

Money is indispensable to pornography, as Self admits – ‘I don’t know how to define pornography – but money is in the picture somewhere.

Dec 15 2003 | Read Full Review of Money: A Suicide Note (Pengui...

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