"Super-charged, anarchic and full of narrative acrobatics, "Money" burst on to the Eighties literary scene leaving a trail of imitators and devotees in its wake". ("Observer"). This is the story of John Self, consumer extraordinaire. Rolling around New York and London, he makes deals, spends wildly and does reckless movie-world business, all the ...
"Super-charged, anarchic and full of narrative acrobatics, "Money" burst on to the Eighties literary scene leaving a trail of imitators and devotees in its wake". ("Observer"). This is the story of John Self, consumer extraordinaire. Rolling around New York and London, he makes deals, spends wildly and does reckless movie-world business, all the while grabbing everything he can to sate his massive appetites: alcohol, tobacco, pills, pornography, a mountain of junk food and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, this is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money, the terrible things it can do and the disasters it can precipitate. "Terribly, terminally funny". ("Guardian").
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Traduzione di Basso S. Torino, 2011; br., pp. 467, cm 12x19, 5. (Einaudi Tascabili. Scrittori). Proposto fin dall'inizio come il messaggio di un suicida, il romanzo ha come protagonista John Self, un trentacinquenne "drogato di ventesimo secolo", regista di spot pubblicitari, alle prese con il suo primo lungometraggio: "Money". John Self muove il suo corpo ingombrante, viziato da eccessi alimentari e alcolici, in una New York dominata dall'efficientismo caotico del successo e dei soldi. Ma la sua inadeguatezza alle regole della Grande Mela non č il solo problema di Self: ossessionato dalla certezza dell'infedeltā di Selina, la sua amante di Londra, la tempesta di telefonate, ed č a sua volta tormentato dalle chiamate di un molestatore misterioso.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-02-07 John (``Slick'') Self, 35, is the hero of Amis's fifth novel. He directs bosomy fast-food commercials, drives a purple Fiasco, has several very different lovers and travels frequently between London, New York and Los Angeles. Among the many laughable weirdos Amis introduces, only the verbally hyperventilating Slick seems credible. PW commented: ``Though it sprawls a bit, Money achieves a roiling, raunchy idiom that is exuberantly tuned to a contemporary beat, consummately literate and fun to read.'' (March) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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