A great book, you'll read it very quickly since you'll not want to stop reading.
Charles just seems like a typical teenager who thinks they know everything there is to know, is a bit disgusting and thinks about sex a lot(and getting it).
So incredibly clever with his wording, while at the same time perfectly summing up complex emotions with insane ease.
No other Amis novels read, so nothing to compare this one to. But it lived up to the reviews I read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dennis
If you are British, this may not be a fair rating. This book is the British version of a sequel to J. D. Read morePublished 4 months ago by PBJ
For some reason I've come late to Martin Amis and find myself going back through his earlier works. I wish I'd read this book when I was 20. Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. Pardue
good book well worded, alwyas been a fan of his dad kingsley, lucky jim is brilliant. but this is also a good readPublished 6 months ago by amazon customer
I read this just after reading Ian McEwen's newest book, and one of his characters referred to Martin Amis at a book reading where the audience was hugely entertained. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dr JS Ross
No one is more conscious of the fortieth anniversary of this first Martin Amis novel than Martin Amis, I'm sure. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John Sollami
It is hard not to compare The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis's debut novel, to Lucky Jim, the best and best-known work by his famous father, Kingsley Amis. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Peter Mathews
Martin Amis tells what might have been another coming-of-age story about a boy of 19 turning 20. The young man is prepping for Oxford but worrying far more about his looks, his... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Suzanne
Wow, not sure what is up with my finding books that I actually like lately, but, in at least The Rachel Papers, Amis is all he's cracked up to be. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Bang Potential