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Dead Babies - Amis, Martin

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9780099437338
Number Of Pages: 224

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"It's transfixing -- At first it's funny. It teases, exaggerates, deliberates. Then it becomes ferocious, stricken, moving." --The Times
Blitzed on uppers, downers, blue movies and bellinis, the bacchanalia bent bon-vivants ensconced at Appleseed Rectory for the weekend are reeling in an hallucinatory haze of sex and seduction. But as Friday melts into Saturday and Saturday spirals into Sunday and sobriety sets in, the orgiastic romp descends to disastrous depths.

"Viciously funny, at once a hilarious joke and a technical triumph" Financial Times "Sparkling might not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a novel packed with the concentrated disgust which Dead Babies contains. Nevertheless, Martin Amis's version of the bleak and wrecky future that awaits a sex-and-drug-addicted society is so fizzing with style, so busy with verbal inventiveness, that the adjective is impelled upon one" -- Julian Barnes "Very funny, extremely clever" Guardian "A fine piece of comic-writing" Times literary supplement

ISBN: 9780099437338
ISBN-10: 0099437333
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

Martin Amis


About the Author


Martin Amis is an English novelist, essayist and short story writer, the son of writer Kingsley Amis. His works include such novels as London Fields (1989) and The Information (1995). 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."

The Guardian writes that "all his critics have noted what Kingsley Amis 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."

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