John Self is a consumer extraordinaire.
Rolling between London and New York he closes movie deals and spends feverishly, all the while grabbing everything he can to sate his massive appetites: alcohol, tobacco, pills, pornography and mountains of junk food.
But John’s excesses haven’t gone unnoted. Menaced by a phone stalker, his high-wire, hoggish lifestyle is about to bring him face-to-face with the secret of his success.
'Terribly, terminally funny: laughter in the dark, if ever I heard it' Guardian
John ("Slick'') Self, 35, is the hero of Amis's fifth novel. He directs bosomy fast-food commercials, drives a purple Fiasco, has several very different lovers and travels frequently between London, New York and Los Angeles. Among the many laughable weirdos Amis introduces, only the verbally hyperventilating Slick seems credible. PW commented: ``Though it sprawls a bit, Money achieves a roiling, raunchy idiom that is exuberantly tuned to a contemporary beat, consummately literate and fun to read.''