Book Reviews of The Rachel Papers (Vintage International)

The Rachel Papers (Vintage International)
The Rachel Papers - Vintage International
Author: Martin Amis
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ISBN-13: 9780679734581
ISBN-10: 0679734589
Publication Date: 9/29/1992
Pages: 240
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Rachel Papers (Vintage International) on + 577 more book reviews
This is Martin Amis' first novel written back in 1973. It appears to be autobiographical about a young man, Charles, who is about to have his 20th birthday and who is trying to win over Rachel while also studying for entrance exams for Oxford. It reminded me somewhat of a British "Catcher in the Rye" with the obsessions of a young man starting out in life. At times the novel is quite funny and often very sexual. It definitely shows the spirit of the time it was written with the music, hippies, etc. It is also full of literary references - Charles is a very literate person with a passion for poetry especially William Blake. I've read a few other works by Amis including "Time's Arrow." I would give this one a mild recommendation.
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Great read.
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Could not get with this.