Time's arrow by martin amis in time's arrow the doctor tod t friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home. These were fulsome even by the standard of the critical love letters that are so often directed at martin amis rose tremain said: time's arrow turns the bored, banjaxed, broken-hearted old.
When time's arrow was published in 1991 it received a few doubting reviews but many more that were extravagant in their praise these were fulsome even by the standard of the critical love letters. Time's arrow is a very fine and powerful novel by amis who, for me, had a tough encore after reading his genius novel, money, of which stratospheric literary level time's arrow falls a smidge short.
For more on the symbolic “reach” of time’s arrow, see richard menke, “narrative reversals and the thermodynamics of history in martin amis's time's arrow,” modern fiction studies, winter 1998, 959-980. Time's a rrow by martin amis reviewed by ted gioia life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards, kierkegaard has written martin amis, in. Martin amis interviewed for the guardian book club photograph: martin argles t he very last person to ask martin amis a question when he came to talk about time's arrow to the guardian book club.
Time's arrow by martin amis guardian book club: time's arrow by martin amis sam jordison: for all its cleverness and sombre theme, this seems to me one of amis's slighter works. The splendid, slender new martin amis novel time's arrow is bound to become controversial at some point for starters, it's about the holocaust the central character is a former nazi doctor from.
Time's arrow by martin amis week one: reverse chronology (3) tweet this (10) john mullan the guardian, saturday 9 january 2010 article history martin amis photograph: jane bown time's arrow is not the first novel with a reverse chronology, but no other novel has reversed time so conscientiously most narratives that run.
Time's arrow: or the nature of the offence (1991) is a novel by martin amisit was shortlisted for the booker prize in 1991.