Money: A Suicide Note - Author's Note, page 5, and Section 1, pages 7 to 23 Summary & Analysis

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Author's Note, page 5, and Section 1, pages 7 to 23 Summary

The fiction novel, Money, begins with a note from author, Martin Amis, describing the book as a suicide note from the main character, John Self. The book is serving as a record of Self's possible last days on earth. However, he does not know if Self will actually die by the end of the novel, (Section 1, pages 7-23). John Self, an Englishman, gets into a cab in New York City, and listens to the racist cabbie talk about how to improve the city by killing black and Puerto Rican people. John does not seem to agree with the cabbie. John has a recently diagnosed disease called tinnitus, which makes him hear things that are not there, such as jet takeoffs and breaking glass. This irritates him, along with the cabbie's spiel...

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