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American politics: "If history is a nightmare from ...
American politics: "If history is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake, then the Reagan era can be seen as an eight-year blackout. Numb, pale, unhealthily dreamless: eight years of Do Not Disturb."
Chess: "Nowhere in sport, perhaps in human activity, is the gap between the tryer and the expert so astronomical.... My chances of a chess brilliancy are the 'chances' of a lab chimp and a type writer producing King Lear."
Posted May 30, 2001
In 'Visiting Mrs Nabakov' Amis has collected together some of his finest peices of non-fiction. At times thought provoking or hilarious, it is a collection that will introduce even the most hardened 'non-fiction-phobe' to the genre.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.