Based on the martin amis murder mystery night train, the movie retains several of its central characters but very little else. Night train is a 1997 novel by british author martin amis. The book hangs around in the mind like smoke in a jazz club, telegraph magazine a virtuoso performance. Night train by martin amis, 9780099748717, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Night train by martin amis 1998, hardcover for sale. Amis, who seems to be turning himself into a british thomas berger, continues his twisty tour of formulaic genres the information, 1995, etc. Martin amis turns to a tricky literary conceit to tell the story of an exnazi, dr. The night train is a symbol the arrival at a dead hour of death and the fear of it, a problem amis from. Night train by martin amis trade cloth, large type. At the age of 24, with the publication of the rachel papers, amis.
Never read martin amis, what would be a good book to start. Our hero is a police woman and she must decide if a suicide was really a murder. Character analysis of detective mike in night train by. Reviews ought to be of books, not authors, but in some cases the. This is why we give the ebook compilations in this website. The latest novel from british author martin amis, night train, is set in america. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The book hangs around in the mind like smoke in a jazz club telegraph magazine a virtuoso performance. Amis is talking the big thoughts and writing the fast line, so why at the end does night train feel, like so many of amis books, so wonderfully entertaining and at the same time so. Apr, 20 i suspect most people are answering with what they consider to be amis best works. It may be emotionally richer than amis s previous novels, but in terms of style and form it doesnt measure up. Martin amis, born august 25, 1949, oxford, oxfordshire, england, english satirist known for his virtuoso storytelling technique and his dark views of contemporary english society as a youth. Amis takes the conventions of the crime genre, and more specifically. His novels included london fields, times arrow, lionel asbo.
Martin amis carried the nickname of enfante terrible of british literature far past his youthful debut at 24. Night train, by the british writer and son of novelist kingsley amis is both an interesting and quite readable crime novel, a noir police procedural set in contemporary new york city. Ebook night train pdf by martin amis download for free. Night train 1997 his shortest novel has amiss only female narrator, and is written as a police mystery about a young womans suicide. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading night train vintage international. Martin amis, english satirist known for his virtuoso storytelling technique and his dark views of contemporary english society. Martin amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir experience, two collections of stories, and six previous nonfiction books. Night train 1997 is a comedic parody of american detective novels by author martin amis, named after the song night train, which features twice in the novel. These are but a few of the many ways in which amis s apparently thoughtless but actually wellcrafted word choices emphasize the theme of the novel. A novel by edgerton, clyde and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Night train vintage international kindle edition by amis, martin. Night train book by martin amis 10 available editions. Maybe it just seemed like such a slight volumea light, easy entry into his body of work.
Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you. If you usually like martin amiss books, you probably wont like night train. Night train, like everything martin amis has written, shines with disciplined linguistic exuberance in every syllable night train is both delicate and bruising a long drawnout blue note. Martin amis is the bestselling author of several books, including london fields, money, the. She goes home to her cheap apartment, where the night train can be heard passing close. T his is martin amiss ninth novel, and it is about suicide. Her investigation is a study of the human soul and its predicaments. Night train detective mike hoolihan has seen it all. A sharp twist on the noir genre from one of englands finest fiction writers i worked one hundred murders, says detective mike hoolihan, an american policewoman. He has received the james tait black memorial prize for his memoir experience and has been listed for the booker prize twice shortlisted in 1991 for times arrow and longlisted in 2003 for yellow dog. When a highly acclaimed novelist tries his hand at a popular form, you can expect at least an interesting book. For readers who have never read amis before, they should go for other books that are better. The psychological autopsy suicide is the night train, speeding your way to darkness.
Its a subject amis has explored in his fiction before. Night train martin amis 1 pdf free book night train martin amis book pdf night train martin amis when somebody should go to the book stores, search establishment by shop, shelf by shelf, it is essentially problematic. His bestknown novels are money 1984 and london fields 1989. Night train belongs to that special class of fiction, the literary genre novel. A sharp twist on the noir genre from one of englands finest fiction writers i worked one hundred murders, says detective mike hoolihan, an. The world amis conjures up in night train is vaguely reminiscent of the grim, threatening realm hes limned in earlier novels. The narrator aboard the night train is the dark and sultry detective mike hoolihan, a worldweary woman weighed down further by her name, a onetime boozer. Martin amis was born in oxford in 1949, the son of the writer kingsley amis.
Martin amis books list of books by author martin amis. Natasha walter, the guardian martin amis prefers crime bloody and for real and one of the strengths of his novel is that it never condescends or asks special. Janis freedman bellows essay second thoughts on night train is essential readingone of few essays that does justice to the novels humanity and complexity. If you have tears to shed, prepare to shed them in a.
Sep 12, 20 martin amis is famous for being the son of kingsley amis, a writer made sir. At the age of 24, with the publication of the rachel papers, amis already sounded jaded. Night train vintage international kindle edition by amis. This dark story is a bitter pill of a book, suffused with suffering. Martin amis is the bestselling author of several books, including london fields. A pastiche of hardboiled american detective novels, night train follows mike hoolihan, a female detective in a secondtier american city as she investigates the suicide of beautiful astrophysicist jennifer rockwell, the daughter of hoolihans former boss, police chief. All this is not to say that night train is an unadulterated success. If you have tears to shed, prepare to shed them in a martin. Night train, like everything martin amis has written, shines with disciplined linguistic exuberance in every syllable night train is both delicate and bruising a long drawnout. The book lacks the literary weight and ambition of books like the information and. Night train has 10 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. Share night train by martin amis trade cloth, large type large print edition night train by martin amis trade cloth, large type large print edition.
Night train is a noirish detective story set in america. Friendly is possessed of two separate voices, one running backward from his death, the other running. Night train is for you if you love martin amis crime fiction. It tends to get lost in discussions of his teeth, but martin amis is teetering on the. The night train is a symbol the arrival at a dead hour of death and the.
A fifteenyear veteran of the force, shes gone from. Amis has been working on the book on and off for 16 years. His novels focus on excesses drugs, sex, money prompting christopher buckley to note in the new york times in 1995 that his terrain is the junkyard of the human psyche and mr. A pastiche of hardboiled american detective novels, night train follows mike hoolihan, a female detective in a secondtier american city as. The night train that hoolihan hears from her flat is also used as a metaphor for suicide. Martin amis has been on my toread list for a while, but when i picked up a used paperback of night train, an older work, i for some reason had low expectations. Night train by martin amis penguin books australia. A fifteenyear veteran of the force, shes gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. Even the brilliant martin amis cant stop talking about trump. A thriller with something on its mind the atlantic. Night train by martin amis by martin amis by martin amis by martin amis. But having worked my way through the oeuvres of a few great authors lately, it occurred to me that one tends to read the most well known thus often best works.
I f you usually like martin amis s books, you probably wont like night train. Suicide is the night train, speeding your way to darkness. Night train is also a novel of imagery, with the strongest image being the night train itself. Night train by martin amis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.1439 1372 543 1075 1481 1393 168 1279 922 690 1469 1197 1536 732 1460 123 1360 1106 962 1287 626 1558 1475 969 15 1383 244 718 441 1262 1454 842 1412 410 752 374 250 1285 390 1137 714 931 30 1253 797 542 799