Time's Arrow
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Time's Arrow

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Time's Arrow tells the story, backwards, of the life of Nazi war criminal, Doctor Tod T. Friendly. He dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them and mangles his patients before he sends them home...

Escaping from the body of the dying doctor who had worked in Nazi concentration camps, the doctor's consciousness begins living the doctor's life backwards.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 131g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099455358
  • 9780099455356
  • 23,807

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Review Text

"Extraordinary - Ironic inversion is essentially a comic device, but its trickery here yields results that are rigorously grave"
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"Amis's backwards world is rigorously imagined. It is a world of pathos and cruel hilarity - but the crux, the test of his vision, is what he does with Auschwitz" -- James Wood * Guardian * "The devastatingly sustained black irony stands comparison with Swift's A Modest Proposal. It is, I think, Amis's finest achievement to date" * Financial Times * "Extraordinary - Ironic inversion is essentially a comic device, but its trickery here yields results that are rigorously grave" * Independent on Sunday * "An icy, hard read - Amis is at his intriguing, powerful and heedful best" * Time Out * "Amis's most daring and ambitious novel" * Daily Telegraph *
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About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.
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11,154 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,932)
4 37% (4,181)
3 26% (2,933)
2 8% (851)
1 2% (257)
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