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by Martin Amis

  • ISBN: 0375701141
  • Author: Martin Amis
  • ePub ver: 1496 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1496 kb
  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage International ed edition (January 26, 1999)
  • Formats: rtf doc lrf mbr
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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The night train, which shakes the floor I walk on. And keeps my rent way down.

The night train, which shakes the floor I walk on. It was Johnny Mac, . Detective Sergeant John Macatitch. My colleague in Homicide, who has since made squad supervisor. A great guy and a hell of a detective.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery.

Night Train (1997) is a comedic parody of American detective novels by author Martin Amis, named after the song "Night Train," which features twice in the novel. The night train that Hoolihan hears from her flat is also used as a metaphor for suicide. This book is told from the perspective of Detective Mike Hoolihan, a female detective who is charged with the task of finding the motivation for Jennifer Rockwell's suicide (she shot herself in the head three times, supposedly).

3/27/2011: Martin Amis has been on my to-read list for a while, but when I picked up a used paperback of Night Train, an older work, I for some reason had low expectations

3/27/2011: Martin Amis has been on my to-read list for a while, but when I picked up a used paperback of Night Train, an older work, I for some reason had low expectations. Maybe it just seemed like such a slight volume-a light, easy entry into his body of work. But wow, it is an extraordinarily powerful novel, not what I expected. Yes, it is a quick read, both short and engaging.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 23 февр. Fusing brilliant wordplay with all the elements of a classic whodunit, Amis exposes a world where surfaces are suspect (no matter how perfect), where paranoia is justified (no matter how pervasive), and where power and pride are brought low by the hidden recesses of our humanity.

Martin Amis is famous for being the son of Kingsley Amis, a writer . Night Train’ belongs to that special class of fiction, the literary genre novel. Don’t stop reading the book when you turn the final page, because the final page is around page four, not page one hundred and fifty.

Martin Amis is famous for being the son of Kingsley Amis, a writer made ‘Sir’. He is famous for once having spent £20,000 on getting his teeth fixed. Amis takes the conventions of the crime genre, and more specifically the hardboiled noir genre; he plays with them, he turns them on their head, and he delivers as a result one of the most scintillating pieces of fiction in a generation. And what kind of noir would this be without foreshadowing?

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Fusing brilliant wordplay with all the elements of a classic whodunit, Amis exposes a world where surfaces are suspect (no matter how perfect), where paranoia is justified (no matter how pervasive), and where power and pride are brought low by the hidden recesses of our humanity.

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That may sound like an unusual statement-or an unusual construction. But it's a parlance we have. Among ourselves, we would never say I am a policeman or I am a policewoman or I am a police officer. We would just say I am a police. I am a police and my name is Detective Mike Hoolihan. And I am a woman, also. The worst case-for me, that is. When you're a police, 'worst' is an elastic concept. You can't really get a fix on 'worst.

Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin.When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Homicide Detective Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of Colonel Tom, is ready to "put the case down." Suicide. Closed. Until Colonel Tom asks her to do the one thing any grieving father would ask: take a second look.Not since his celebrated novel Money has Amis turned his focus on America to such remarkable effect. Fusing brilliant wordplay with all the elements of a classic whodunit, Amis exposes a world where surfaces are suspect (no matter how perfect), where paranoia is justified (no matter how pervasive), and where power and pride are brought low by the hidden recesses of our humanity.
Comments (7)

JUST DO IT
Readers should be aware that this book does NOT follow the format of more traditional detective stories and is written in the viewpoint of a public detective in law enforcement. Amis wrote the book with a female protagonist, (Mike Hoolihan), who is horribly flawed and follows now real model, similar to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in some sense but with a more flushed out and defined backstory. This book was written to explain how police procedure was ruined by television and what real world procedure was actually portrayed. Martin Amis's Mike Hoolihan was designed to tackle gender identity and norms, even hinting that she might be a lesbian. She goes throughout the entire book trying to figure out why her "perfect" friend, Jennifer Rockwell, committed suicide, but keeps bumping into red herrings and false leads. Hoolihan gives personal details about her life throughout the book, and her background was just as screwed up as Rockwell's suicide/ murder. There is an "us and them" mentality built into the novel because the police profession puts people in a position to see the dark side of human nature. Hoolihan becomes so hardened by this at she just couldn't take it anymore.

Reviewers who are giving this book poor ratings should be aware that this book is part in college curriculum. Some readers might need to re-read the book several times to understand it, but at some point they would get a clear understanding what feeds police brutality and led to all these gruesome shootings in recent years. This book is not a HBO's CSI plot, it is real world police procedure. No knight in shining armor, no dragon to slay. No clear good guys or bad guys, just characters whose moral compass is somewhere in between.
Gugrel
This is a typical "detective story" complete with the lingo of hard private investigators and police, and the death of a woman who seems to have everything to live for, which is chalked up to suicide. Not my favorite book of all time, but worth a quick read..
Dalallador
Doesn't really work for me. A very male author writing from the perspective of a hard nosed female cop. I finished it but why not just read "Dead Babies," "Money," or his new one "Lionel Asbro" from Amis? This guy is quite a writer.
Mr.mclav
If you have no place to go and nothing better to do then you can read Night Train the way one takes a Sunday Drive. Sure it's witty and short enough to keep one's interest but it is pretty evident that it has no destination or purpose. This must be Amis' desultory genre buster, sort of like Mailer with Dead Men Don't Dance, but Mailer did a better job. I'm not sure whether Amis' has much respect for the genre or not. And what is this, "I am a police," all about?
Matty
So you were pondering the meaning of life, were you? Well, if you get to the point where you begin to think that death may be more interesting, you are in league with the two main characters in Night Train. One, the beautiful astrophysicist Jennifer has already taken her own life. The equally compelling, but homely woman detective on the case, Mike Hoolihan, is our narrator. Her haunting inquest takes the reader into the deepest darkest parts of the unknowable. Along the way, we are asked to contemplate why anyone would take a one way ticket on the night train? Why would Jennifer, seemingly one who has everything--- youth, beauty, brains, a great job, friends, adoring parents, an attentive lover---why would she choose to shoot herself in the head? Why would she do it? Why now? Why a gun? Why so violent? Why choose to leave so many loved ones behind? To what end? Why? Why? Why?

Questions, getting at the facts, finding answers, these are what Hoolihan does. She's a pro. Like a scientist, she's open-minded. Not dogmatic. Doesn't adhere to convention. Maybe, just maybe, she wonders, the appropriate question is not why, but, why not? Why not? Why not do the unthinkable? Jump into the emptiness? Why not? Why not? The answer, it seems, depends on whether you believe suicide is a way in or a way out. So, where does that leave our hard-boiled cop? Her unconventional answer comes rushing at you in the form of a 175 page suicide note entitled Night Train.
Cargahibe
This is by no means Amis's best work, but its main failing may be the fact that it falls short of the high standards he had set with London Fields and The Information. It also is undeniably too short--whereas the previous two books used a slow-moving story and a series of subplots and machinations to build a sense of inevitability and tension so heavy that when the denouement arrived it did so with an audible thud, Night Train starts like a novel but ends like a short story. While the symmetry between the story of the victim and the narrator is a typically Amis conceit, the failure in the narration may be that the clues Mike Hoolihan leaves are as clumsy and insubstantial as those of the suicide she is investigating. As such, while the conclusion is intellectually understandable it has no weight--the final paragraph slipped past me almost unnoticed the first time I read it. It wasn't until I turned the page that I realized the book had ended, and I had to reread the last section to get where it was that Amis was heading.

Night Train's brevity and relative simplicity may make it a reasonable taster for the Amis virgin, before heading on to richer fare like the two titles mentioned above. It will almost certainly be a bit unsatisfying to anyone who's read the longer and more pyrotechnic stuff that made Amis's reputation, but if you liked those then you'll enjoy this much as you might a well-turned b-side by a favourite band.

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