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Posted July 7, 2012
This is possibly the best novel I have read in my life. The main character Richard is stunning, smart,well read, a master of the English language, like Amis himself, who is a superb stylist. If you want to read a book, in which you will reread sentences just because they are so luscious, read this.
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Posted April 4, 2001
Amis is orbiting way out there in the Galaxy somewhere, miles ahead of any other author writing today. This sly, sharp and savvy work shows us all just how far the Written Word can be pushed, when it is harnessed to a writer of palpable Humanity who is never-the-less well aware of the ludicrous nature of much of modern life, with all its celebrity obsession and perpetual self-awareness. Somehow - I know not how - this ironic and knowing tale of literary envy and self-regard transcends its own modus operandi. The understated ending is both unbelievably sinister and yet triumphantly dignified, a glorious, howling encapsulation of where we as a global society now stand, and where and how we might advance in the new millennium. I for one cannot wait to see where Amis takes us next.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 5, 2011
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