Martin Amis Writing Styles in Time's Arrow

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Point of View

Time's Arrow is told in the first person. The point of view is taken from an entity, the narrator, who resides in the main character's head and lives his life backwards. Real events are often misinterpreted and misconstrued to mean exactly the opposite of what is really happening. Other life actions take on different, and sometimes important, meanings when viewed in reverse. For instance, the narrator appreciates Tod/John getting younger because he remembers how bad it was being older, slower, and in pain. Tod/John does not have this hindsight.

Setting

The main setting of the story follows the main character backwards from "small town America" to New York City, where John/Tod works as a doctor. He then travels across the ocean to Lisbon and Italy, before returning to Germany as Odilo. The life of a doctor trying to deal with his past while...

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