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The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America by Martin Amis
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Jul 29, 10

Read from July 24 to 29, 2010 — I own a copy

Amis is a literary curiosity, seemingly reviled and exalted in equal measure for his garrulous prose, but I found him to be utterly superb in this collection of journalistic pieces and literary critique. Here, the tenacity of his prose is, uncannily, redoubled by the tenacity of his incisive surveillance of American culture circa the 1980s. There, Amis circumnavigates a torpid ocean of surreal delights, strange fixations (or 'fixities', to mimic Martin's amenable Amis-ness) and solipsistic morality of these United States, periodically washed ashore, eager to be swept under again.
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