Cronenberg does Martin Amis


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I think if I read one I'll probably read Money or Time's Arrow. I've always been a bit put off by the whole time moving backwards thing in the latter though, sounds like some gimmicky Ben Elton or Vonnegut sort of thing. I was intrigued by the title of The Information then saw it was a novel about novelists and immediately lost interest.
Ben Elton is a good comparison.


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Re-reading The Information. Reminded again of how funny he is, also how ambitious he is, the ear grabbing voice but some hadn’t worn quite so well - the scenes with young black character, 13, sound tone deaf, he’s writing about what he doesn’t know. However, when he’s riffing on literature, jealousy, marital sex, but most particularly, aging, he’s very good indeed.