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Martin Amis

This septic isle

Lionel Asbo by Martin Amis Jonathan Cape

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Trying to put it into words

Exactly a decade ago, on September 11, 2001, Jay McInerney met fellow American novelist Bret Easton Ellis for lunch in New York. Both had just witnessed the attacks on the World Trade Centre: Ellis sounded 'as if he were having a serious breakdown'.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1991)

Time's Arrow by Martin Amis Jonathan Cape

Martin Amis is an author who divides popular opinion, much like his controversial but lauded father, Kingsley. And like his father, he has been hailed as one of Britain's greatest writers of the last 100 years.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Pregnant Widow

The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis Vintage, HK$104

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Submarine (film tie-in)

Submarine (film tie-in) by Joe Dunthorne Penguin, HK$104

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1989)

London Fields by Martin Amis (Jonathan Cape)

In some novels, it's said that the setting - usually a city - feels like an extra character, sometimes the most satisfying one. In Martin Amis' London Fields, the setting feels like the very fabric of the novel.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Race on for book of year

It's Man Booker time again, when six novelists fight it out for GBP50,000 (HK$616,000) and the title of best book of the year. The winner is merely the headline, however. Behind that are all manner of sub-plots. This year's intrigue might be summarised as: Slaps, Hat-tricks and Debutants. Or alternatively: The Favourite Falls, The Extinction of the Dinosaurs, and The Long-Awaited Victor.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

BOOK (1995)

The Information Martin Amis (Vintage)

As Martin Amis' latest novel, The Pregnant Widow, continues to sell briskly, he's reaching a wider readership. So where's the best place for the newly acquainted reader to start delving through the famous author's back-catalogue?

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The Second Plane: September 11, 2001-2007

The Second Plane: September 11, 2001-2007

by Martin Amis

Vintage HK$214

Once Britain's most famous, if not best, living novelist, Martin Amis has seen his literary reputation diminish in the past decade.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Modesty is best policy

Honkies love to brag about being the biggest, tallest, 'best-est'. So it's not surprising we have restaurants with names like the King of Kings, Best of the Best or the King of All Steak Kings.

So it's refreshing to come across Warung Chandra, an Indonesian grocery-cum-eatery in Causeway Bay which advertises itself as 'We are not the best, but is OK [sic]'.

3 Jul 2004 - 12:00am