Martin Amis is the author of 13 novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Bert Krak is a celebrated New York tattoo artist, known for his heavy lines and unique color palette. He owns and operates the Smith Street Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn. He is also a painter, who works mainly with watercolors and liquid acrylics.
"Martin Amis's vibrantly dark 1985 novel, Money, gave us a rollicking, repulsive picture of London and New York in the late 20th century, awash in cash, corruption, pornography, junk food, junk art, self-promotion and wretched excess of every imaginable variety. More than two and a half decades later that novel's scabrous vision of a crude, rude world reeling from narcissism and acquisitiveness seems as potent as ever. Its hilariously awful hero, John Self, is an uncanny harbinger of the willful vulgarians who would gain even more ascendancies in the reality-show, greed-is-great era of the 21st century."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Savagely hilarious. It risks, it boils with energy . . . it even manages to shock."--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World