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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.
I read this as it was short-listed for the Booker Prize & found it to be the most boring book I have ever read. Read morePublished 18 days ago by susankaye
I should have learned more about this book before I bought it. The story is told backwards in time, and my brain couldn't keep up (or back) for more than several pages. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suzanne
There is a scene in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, a novel that shares some of the themes and concerns of Time’s Arrow, where Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist who has become... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anthony J. Gillespie
If you're going to base your entire premise on a narrative conceit, you might as well make it a good one. Read morePublished 2 months 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 3 months 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 7 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 10 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 10 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 15 months ago by Timpeep