John Self, consumer extraordinaire, rolls around New York and London, making deals, spending wildly and doing reckless movie-world business, all the while grabbing everything he can to sate his massive appetites: alcohol, pornography, a mountain of junk food and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, this is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money, the terrible things it can do and the disasters it can precipitate.
"Amis is still the finest English fiction writer of his generation." "-- Sunday Independent" "An electrifying writer who likes to shock his fans and share his sharply contemporary concerns -- Amis is a maddening master you need to read -- the best of his generation." "-- Mail on Sunday " "Amis is immaculate as a comic stylist-irresistible." "-- Daily Telegraph" "His eloquently rendered inner life shows a richness and tenderness." Christopher Hitchens, "The Week"