Lionel Asbo: State of England

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Jonathan Cape, 2012 - Great Britain - 275 pages
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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 139,999,999.50 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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Review: Lionel Asbo: State of England

User Review  - Aran - Goodreads

Mean-spirited and apoplectically cynical about exactly the wrong things, this -- like 'Money' -- runs on the engine of Martin Amis' smouldering grudge against all those who have more money than Martin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bruce Roderick - Goodreads

On a recent interview I heard Martin Amis say, "When one examines my writing they will notice that one thing I never write about is the middle-class. I have no interest in the middle-class. I either ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Martin Amis is the author of twelve previous novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction, most recently The Second Plane. He lives in New York.

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