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Dead Babies - Martin Amis
Dead Babies
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If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend... show more
If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend of copious drug taking and sexual gymnastics. There's even a heifer to be slugged and a pair of doddering tenants to be ingeniously harassed. But none of these variously bright and dull young things has counted on the intrusion of "dead babies" -- dreary spasms of reality. Or on the uninvited presence of a mysterious prankster named Johnny, whose sinister idea of fun makes theirs look like a game of backgammon.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679734499 (067973449X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
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Read This! says Keeks
Read This! says Keeks rated it
3.0 Dead Babies
Vile, witty, and pretty ridiculous.
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
OMG. I saw this film many years ago, loved it, and haven't been able to find it since. There's a book?! I'm IN!
target acquired
target acquired rated it
3.0
Amis at his most cutting and shallow. he's never been too big a fan of homo sapiens. this depiction of a weekend house party is populated by less-than sympathetic assholes who never quite reach the status of real people; it also includes a mysterious figure who visits various torments on these ridic...
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