The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis

The book is a first-person narrative about a young man who, on the eve of his 20th birthday, is reflecting on his life and his obsessive relationship with a woman named Rachel. The protagonist is a cynical, ambitious, and intellectual individual who uses his wit and intelligence to manipulate and control his relationships. As he pursues Rachel, he records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a series of detailed and analytical papers. The narrative is filled with dark humor, sexual exploits, and philosophical musings.

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