Martin Amis


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in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
August 25, 1949

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Martin Amis is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. His works include the novels Money, London Fields and The Information.

The Guardian writes that "all his critics have noted what Kingsley Amis [his father] complained of as a 'terrible compulsive vividness in his style... that constant demonstrating of his command of English'; and it's true that the Amis-ness of Amis will be recognisable in any piece before he reaches his first full stop."

Amis's raw material is what he sees as the absurdity of the postmodern condition with its grotesque caricatures. He has thus sometimes been portrayed as the undisputed master of what the New York Times has called "the new unpleasantness."

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In the second of a new series of reviews from the Observer archive, Martin Amis marvels at the third instalment of John Updike’s ‘Rabbit’ series

The great postwar American writer John Updike won two Pulitzer prizes for the Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom tetralogy. In a 2009 tribute to his hero, Martin Amis wrote that Updike “took the novel onto another plane of intimacy”.

John Updike’s “R...

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Average rating: 3.62 · 99,743 ratings · 7,459 reviews · 72 distinct worksSimilar authors
Money

3.69 avg rating — 18,129 ratings — published 1984 — 58 editions
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Time's Arrow

3.77 avg rating — 11,942 ratings — published 1991 — 51 editions
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London Fields

3.74 avg rating — 9,639 ratings — published 1989 — 60 editions
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The Rachel Papers

3.59 avg rating — 8,527 ratings — published 1973 — 40 editions
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Dead Babies

3.38 avg rating — 5,275 ratings — published 1975 — 26 editions
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The Information

3.60 avg rating — 5,014 ratings — published 1995 — 40 editions
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Night Train

3.24 avg rating — 4,009 ratings — published 1997 — 49 editions
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Lionel Asbo: State of England

3.32 avg rating — 3,811 ratings — published 2012 — 38 editions
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The Zone of Interest

3.70 avg rating — 3,276 ratings — published 2014 — 44 editions
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Experience: A Memoir

3.95 avg rating — 2,342 ratings — published 2000 — 30 editions
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August 2012, Martin Amis
"The British satirist sharpens his pen in a new absurdist novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England, about a hardened thug who wins an obscene amount of money in the lottery." ...More

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“Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.”
Martin Amis, The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11

“Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.”
Martin Amis

“And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.”
Martin Amis, London Fields

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