Amis, Martin Lionel Asbo: State of England

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Lionel Asbo: State of England

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Lionel Asbo - a very violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Des Pepperdine, who still has reason to fear his uncle's implacable vengeance. Savage, funny, and mysteriously poignant, "Lionel Asbo" is a modern fairytale from one of the world's great writers.

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I read the book in a sitting, chortling throughout...with its swaggering prose and undertow of quiet pathos, this book marks a return to something not far short of Amis's best -- Max Davidson Mail on Sunday There's something powerful and authentic about "its wrongness, its deafened bad dream feel" -- Theo Tait Guardian This is classic Amis -- Alan Taylor Sunday Herald The novel is something of a joy - and strangely life-affirming...it certainly has much of the dazzling prose that made his earlier works so stand-out. As ever 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. And the biggest joy is that Amis seems to find himself (and finds us, by extension) loving the thing he loathes. It is a great big confidence trick of a novel - an attack that turns into an embrace - 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. So let's give thanks that Martin Amis was bad enough and brave enough to write it -- Nicola Barker Observer

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