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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User Review  - Pamela Mann - Book Verdict

Amis's latest novel is really two stories, a satirical take on the rise and fall of Lionel Abso, small-time criminal, and the coming-of-age story of Desmond "Des" Pepperdine. Back when he was still a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kranthi Askani - Goodreads

Martin Amis is the only writer i am able to read from page to page....i read every word and i have not looked at the page numbers at all....his prose seems more free, as if he finds newer and more degrees of freedom, where other writers dont... he is the best 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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