Time's Arrow, Or, The Nature of the Offence

Amis, Martin

Book - 1991
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Time's Arrow, Or, The Nature of the Offence
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The story of a life lived backwards in time. Its narrator, trapped and hurtling towards a terrible secret, moves "out of the blackest sleep" to find himself surrounded by doctors and on the deathbed of a man in whose body he is imprisoned. The novel was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize.

Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 1991
ISBN: 0224030930
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 21 cm.

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Oct 15, 2011
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A creepy, yet ultimately moving version of the Benjamin Buttons premise; a life lived backwards. An unnamed entity narrates its experiences sharing the body and life of one Todd Friendly, an elderly man with many dark secrets. Friendly's true identity becomes horrifically apparent as he "youthens" into active adulthood in Nazi era Germany, but the foreshadowing of his destiny provides many sinister clues. Less gimmicky than it sounds, a profound look at mortality and banal evil.

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