Lionel Asbo: State of England

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‘Why aren’t you out smashing windows? It’s not healthy’

Lionel Asbo - a very violent but not very successful criminal - has always looked out for his nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. He gives him fatherly advice (carry a knife) and introduces him to the joys of Internet porn. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books, a girl to love and to steer clear Uncle Li’s psychotic pitbulls, Joe and Jeff.

Lionel is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won £139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news for Des who has a secret that could unleash his uncle’s implacable vengeance.

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" Terrific... Both funny and serious, and (as always wth Amis) very very on-the-money'" (Guardian Richard Ford)

"This is classic Amis" (Alan Taylor Sunday Herald)

" The novel is something of a joy...he makes the dreadful funny, the grotesque poetic" (Carol Midgley The Times)

"It's a Big Mac made from filet mignon… It is a book of lovehate. It is a powershake... A book that looks at us, laughs at us, looks at us harder, closer, and laughs at us harder and still more savagely. It is every inch the novel that we all deserve." (Nicola Barker Observer)

"The broadest comedy he has ever published… Lionel is a fantastic brute… I laughed a lot. Amis’s delight in the incorrigible is genuinely Dickensian… This is a verbally inventive comedy…to be enjoyed in the same spirit as Little BritainIt’s a hoot" (David Sexton Evening Standard)

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