Lionel Asbo: State of England
'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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Review: Lionel Asbo: State of EnglandUser Review - Brian Gluckman - Goodreads
Let's start with the point then get to the meat of the matter: this book is shit. I hadn't really planned to read it, scared off by all the disastrous reviews, but then my sister-in-law got me a copy ... Read full review
Review: Lionel Asbo: State of EnglandUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
A very enjoyable novel, despite what it's about. The cover flap informs me that Amis is living in Brooklyn. This is downright shocking and surreal. Rather than hearing that Joyce lived in Trieste, it ... Read full review