Dead Babies

Dead Babies

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Blitzed on uppers, downers, blue movies and bellinis, the bacchanalia bent bon-vivants ensconced at Appleseed Rectory for the weekend are reeling in an hallucinatory haze of sex and seduction. But as Friday melts into Saturday and Saturday spirals into Sunday and sobriety sets in, the orgiastic romp descends to disastrous depths.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 160g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099437333
  • 9780099437338
  • 170,183

Review Text

"Sparkling might not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a novel packed with the concentrated disgust which Dead Babies contains. Nevertheless, Martin Amis's version of the bleak and wrecky future that awaits a sex-and-drug-addicted society is so fizzing with style, so busy with verbal inventiveness, that the adjective is impelled upon one"
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Review quote

"Sparkling might not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a novel packed with the concentrated disgust which Dead Babies contains. Nevertheless, Martin Amis's version of the bleak and wrecky future that awaits a sex-and-drug-addicted society is so fizzing with style, so busy with verbal inventiveness, that the adjective is impelled upon one" -- Julian Barnes "Viciously funny, at once a hilarious joke and a technical triumph" * Financial Times * "Very funny, extremely clever" * Guardian * "A fine piece of comic-writing" * Times literary supplement *
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About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.
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Rating details

6,512 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 18% (1,158)
4 28% (1,842)
3 31% (2,044)
2 14% (916)
1 8% (552)
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