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Kingsley Amis: A Biography

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The life and and times of a literary lionKingsley Amis arrived on the English literary scene in 1954, with the publication of his classic novel Lucky Jim, and few writers since have provoked such wildly disparate degrees of laughter, admiration, and contempt in the reading public. For better or worse, Amis was known almost as much for his personality as for his work as a n ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 1995)
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C.S. Boag
Jan 14, 2017 C.S. Boag rated it did not like it
I don't usually bail on books but I did on this one. I'd been perturbed by Martin Amis's dudding of the author, Eric Jacobs, and then excited by the insights in the early part of the book.

Then it becomes drivel, with Jacobs daring to confuse Amis's life with his fiction- it happened in Amis's books so it must have happened to him, the protagonists were like this, so Amis must have been like this, too.
So silly, so not worth reading. Martin Amis was right-the man's a fraud. It doesn't make me like
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Shelves: biography
A decent read.
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Jul 23, 2009 Richard Nicholson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A bore - both the biographer and the subject. I gave up at about half way.
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