Experience

Experience

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Description

In this remarkable work of autobiography, the son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis explores his relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life, including the final one of his death. Amis also reflects on the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who disappeared without trace in 1973 and was exhumed twenty years later from the basement of Frederick West, one of Britain's most prolific serial murderers.

**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 311g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • portraits
  • 0099285827
  • 9780099285823
  • 98,035

Review Text

On virtually every page there is a phrase that is blissfully funny and ingenious...never less than compelling
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On virtually every page there is a phrase that is blissfully funny and ingenious...never less than compelling * Mail on Sunday * Funny, sad, moving and absolutely riveting * Daily Telegraph * His memoir is dazzling, provocative and mordant -- Arthur Smith * The Week * A scrupulous and candid writer * Guardian * Remarkable. -- Laurence Coupe * Times Higher Education *
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About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time's Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.
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2,705 ratings
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