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Inside Story by Martin Amis
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Feb 22, 2022 | ISBN 9780593311714

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“[A] charismatic compound of fact and fiction…. Includes some of Amis’s best writing to date.” The New York Times  
“Warm, generous and deeply moving, whether on the subject of fatherhood, love or friendship…. The finest work he’s produced.” The Observer

“His most beautiful book.” New York Times Book Review

“A five-course meal of a book…. It’s a memoir tucked inside an endearingly discursive novel.” Vanity Fair, “The Fifteen Best Books of 2020”

“Brilliant … Abounds with entertaining anecdotes … [Amis] explores the rich terrain of how matters of the heart (and loins) inform art … Stylistically, Inside Story is most reminiscent of Dylan’s Chronicles, a master artist following his muse to create a genre-defying and career-defining work.” Booklist (starred review)

“Amis’ newest novel [is] unlike anything Amis has written. It’s unlike anything anyone has written…. Inside Story is the 71-year old writer’s death-haunted ode to life.” Esquire

“The great lines come flying at you, as always, volleyed out of the cleft of the book and into the magic space beneath your raised eyebrows … and there are good jokes, too…. [Amis] wants to lance the moment with language, and he wants his language to live forever.” The Atlantic

Inside Story is a book of gloriously unchecked preoccupations: sex, Saul Bellow, literature, sex, Philip Larkin, anti-Semitism, aging, smoking, sex, Christopher Hitchens, terrorism, suicide. Did I mention sex? … Fans will revel in the excess and piling up of Amis’s sentences, which are both wired and ruthlessly controlled.” Vogue

“This once-young buck of the British literary scene cannot help but look death, mortality, and the meaning of life squarely in the face. And he does so with a singular panache and much offhanded wit…. [Inside Story] caps Amis’s estimable literary career with cheeky candor and more than a touch of razzle-dazzle.” BookPage


National Book Critics Circle Awards FINALIST 2020

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