Lionel Asbo: State of England

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Jonathan Cape, 2012 - Great Britain - 275 pages
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‚e~Why aren‚e(tm)t you out smashing windows? It‚e(tm)s not healthy‚e(tm)

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‚e(tm)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‚e(tm)s implacable vengeance.

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User Review  - SandDune - LibraryThing

I can't help thinking that if you intend to write a satirical book subtitled 'State of England' it would be helpful if you had some idea of what that state actually was. And with this book by Martin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ellie - Goodreads

In many ways, I still don't know what to make of Martin's Amis' scathingly, satirical, and controversial novel, 'Lionel Asbo: State of England'. Asbo being an acronym for Anti Social Behavior Order ... 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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