Humorous Literary Fiction

Author: Martin Amis

A terrifying, painfully funny Swiftian exercise in moral disgust’ ObserverSmooth-talking, sensual and self-deluded, Gregory Riding leads an existence of formidable foppishness, his days and nights a series of effortless, titillating conquests and tireless sex – sister, employers, acquaintances are but co-stars among a cast of thousands to have passed through his busy bed…..Read More

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Einstein’s Monsters

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The Information

Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for… Continue Reading Posted in: English Fiction, Fiction, General, Literary Satire Fiction, Surrealist Literary Criticism

Heavy Water and Other Stories

In Martin Amis's short stories whole worlds are created - or inverted. In 'Straight Fiction', everyone is gay, apart from the beleaguered 'straight' community; in 'Career Move', screenplay writers submit… Continue Reading Posted in: England, Literary Satire Fiction, U.S. Short Stories, United States

House of Meetings

An extraordinary novel that ratifies Martin Amis's standing as "a force unto himself," as "The Washington Post" has attested: "There is, quite simply, no one else like him." "House of… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Conjugal Visits, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Political Fiction

The Rachel Papers

Charles Highway is every mother’s worst nightmare. Precociously intelligent, mercilessly manipulative and highly sexed, Charles devotes the last of his teenage years to bedding girls and evading the half-arsed overtures… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary, English Fiction, Literature & Fiction

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