Gilathief (gilathief) wrote,
Gilathief
gilathief

  • Mood:
  • Music:

OUCH!

This book has gotten the most negative press of any book in recent memory -- a shame because the little Amis I have read in the past (Time's Arrow) was wonderful. Seriously, one of the best books I have ever read...

One reviewer described Amis's new book as "seeing you favorite uncle on the playground... masturbating" or something like that....

Now another scathing review excerpted from the New York Times Books Update:

"When the wicked pleasure of negativity yields to the
righteous urge toward pedantry, the satirist reaches the
limits of his form," says Walter Kirn, the author of "Up in
the Air." "Martin Amis, with his new novel of pornography,
tabloid journalism and sexual politics, seems to have reached
this subtle turning point."


OUCH!

Well, I am sure all of his money will cushion Amis's fall from literary grace; besides in our world, as in Oscar Wilde's there is no such thing as bad publicity.
Tags: books
Subscribe

  • Wow!

    From the NY Times Science section: Better designs, better lives I would really love to be involved in something like this. Amazing!

  • Via stumbleupon

    If you've ever wondered how to decipher all those crazy barcodes...

  • It's not easy being green...

    New green shuffle=so cute! It's name is Kermit (I know, not very original)... I still have to load it up a bit, but, yay, fun! By way of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments