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Money Martin Amis
Sure, Martin Amis might be totally over Brooklyn, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't read this, one of his finest books, over the summer. Money is about duality, the duality of the self (Self), the duality of place, the duality of everything. And isn't that what we really wrestle with all summer long anyway? Extremes? The heat of the air outside, the chill of the air conditioner inside? The balance between work and play? Hedonism and relaxation? Are those two things opposite? Kind of, they are. I think. Anyway. Money. It's so smart and so funny and if you read it, you'll get to read this: "You can kill time in a number of ways but it always depends on the kind of time you're fighting: some time is unkillable, immortal.” Which, it's not a bad thing to think about what it really means to kill time as you lounge, book in hand, on a bright, blue summer day.