Lionel Asbo: State of England

Lionel Asbo: State of England

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A savage, funny, and mysteriously poignant saga by a renowned author at the height of his powers. 

Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Order), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine.  He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce),… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Amis’ novel might seem too savage and rowdy at times, and the cast of characters impossible to believe, but his exquisite insight into how we adapt and learn to wait is precise and beautiful. There are perfect sentences in each section that must be underlined, re-read and remembered.

Amis is never subtle in his disapproval of the whole British celebrity ecosystem, but the diffuseness of his objections and his own taste for cataloguing sins rather than rooting for their sources wafts over Lionel and everything around him without coming to an original point.

It reads less like a big “state of England” novel than a smallish postcard mailed from there some years ago.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (August 21, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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