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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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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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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