recoMONDAYtion #3

Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1991


I read this for a course in college, and it has become one of my all time favorite novels.

The entire plot of the story is told in reverse. The arrow of Tod Friendly’s life is racing backwards, however for the reader and the narrator, it is forward. The narrator is trying to cope with a single event in his life that has radically changed both it and modern history, the Holocaust.

This book is not a quick read, but the rich storytelling and complex narrative are definitely worth the time. Get ready to feel conflicted and definitely horrified by this novel, in the best way.


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