Friday, December 8, 2017

Fiction Friday: The Rachel Papers

The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis 

The Rachel Papers is the story of a bright, egotistical teenager and his relationship with his girlfriend.

On the eve of his twentieth birthday, Charles Highway reviews his campaign to win over a self-assured girl named Rachel.

The following quotes from the author might make you curious about the book. 

“You don't have problems, only a capacity for feeling anxious about them, which shifts and jostles but doesn't change.”

“Impartially, shrewdly, I considered suicide, though not in my worst moments. The bottle of pills. The note: 'No hard feelings, everyone, but I've thought about it and it's just not on, is it? It's nearly on, but not quite. No? Anyway, all the best, C.” - Martin Amis, goodreads
There is also a movie based on this fiction title.