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Amis is truly genius in mastering the story as Shakespeare and words as Nabokov.
The first, is that by reversing the story, we are, of course, presented with a reversal of the main characters life as a Doctor.
If you want to stretch your brain and wrap around something not only thought-provoking but entertaining, read the book.
If you're going to base your entire premise on a narrative conceit, you might as well make it a good one. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Michael Battaglia
This for me is one of those multifaceted gems that must be read several times in order to be fully understood. I believe this is Amis' finest work. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Apollinaire
My subject line is a good summary of my view. The book does well at describing things as they happen in reverse. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Podolsky
This book is so different from any book I've ever read, it's told backwards. I actually found myself dreaming backwards and thinking backwards after reading this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jacqueline
The talent that it takes to write such a story is not to be dismissed. But still I couldn't get into it and couldn't care what happened.Published 8 months ago by BronxRev
Great and challenging book. About an entity that enters the body of an old man and tries to make sense of living his life backwards. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Timpeep
It was 1 cent and it was in impeccable condition. Win-win for me and that is what I like is winningPublished 13 months ago by Casey Martel
It was written exactly the way it should be if you were aging backwards. Perfect. Recommended by physics professor. Enjoyable and informative read.Published 14 months ago by Rufus
I really had to stick with this one out of faith in the author's vision. Its oddly distanced first-person account of an impossible temporal screw-up is not going to be everyone's... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charles Wilson