Next Up: Money
You know, I’ve read several novels during this adventure that have made me feel like showering afterwards.
It’s just the burden I bear for 101 Books. So it’s not surprising that another shower-inducing novel has come my way. This one is Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis.
I don’t know much about this one, except that it’s a pretty dirty read. Hooray.
Wish me luck.
Here are some quick facts about Money and its author, Martin Amis.
- The novel was published in 1984.
- Money is based on Martin Amis’s experience as the scriptwriter for the film Saturn 3.
- The character, Lorne Guyland, was based on Kirk Douglas, who in turn starred in the eventual film version of Money. Art imitating life imitating art?
- Money was adapted into a television series for the BBC in 2010. The adaptation was broken up into two parts.
- In 2008, The Times named Amis as one of the 50 most influential British writers since 1945.
- Amis’s two best-known novels are Money and London Fields. He’s also written more than a dozen other novels, countless short stories, one screenplay, and several pieces of nonfiction.
- Amis, 64, moved from London to Brooklyn in 2012.
The good thing Money has going is that it’s satire, and you guys know I love satire.
More about Money and Martin Amis in the coming days.
Have you read it? Any thoughts?