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is a 1984 novel by Martin Amis . magazine included the novel in its "100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present". [ 1 ] [ edit ] Plot summary tells the story of, and is narrated by, John Self, a successful director of commercials who is invited to New York by Fielding Goodney, a film producer, to shoot his first film. Self is an archetypal hedonist and slob; he is usually drunk, an avid consumer of pornography and prostitutes , eats too much and, above all, spends too much , encouraged by Goodney .