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Lionel Asbo

state of England

by Martin Amis

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lottery winners,
  • Guardian and ward,
  • Hoodlums,
  • Fiction,
  • Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Martin Amis
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6051.M5 L56 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25238006M
    ISBN 109780307958082
    LC Control Number2012006340


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The unique style is still there (and it’s still unique), but the story is tighter, the scenes more immediate and therefore by: 3. Lionel Asbo is a "brutally generic" yob. He looks a bit like Wayne Rooney: "the slab-like body, the full lump of the face, the tight-shaved crown with its tawny stubble".Author: Theo Tait.

Lionel Asbo book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A savage, funny, and mysteriously poignant saga by a renowned author a /5.

I n the cover photo on the back inside flap of Lionel Asbo: State of England, the book's haughty scribe ("Martin Amis is the author of two collections of stories, six works of non-fiction and 'Lionel ASBO' is sad, funny, gratuitous, sick and full of life.

It is like Dickens was written by William Burroughs. Covered in grit, the characters in this Amis novel seem at first like bizarre 21st century, Cruikshank caricatures that just keep bouncing back and forth in my head between the real, the surreal and the unreal -- so I keep on.

Lionel Asbo reads as Money's thematic sequel.A portrait of an underclass thug who wins the lottery, Asbo amplifies the earlier novel's hyperbolic farce Sizing up the media culture that the John Selves of the world designed, pitching his voice somewhere between Dickensian melodrama and J.

Ballard dystopia, Amis squints contemptuously at the dimming sun of the British Empire/5(). The information about Lionel Asbo shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. Asbo is an acronym for "anti-social behavior order," and Lionel Asbo certainly demonstrates the anti-social tendencies of his name.

This satire. ‎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 /5(52).

Viewed from a certain angle, in fact, Lionel Asbo looks not unlike that elusive literary-sporting quantity, a return to form. Zoom in a bit, though, and things look shakier.3/5.

Book Review. Today’s Paper | Advertisement. Continue reading the main story. Lottery Lout. By Kathryn Harrison. Aug. 16, ; Pity poor Lionel Asbo, a. About Lionel Asbo. 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.

Like earlier Amis creations Keith Talent (London Fields) and John Self (Money), Asbo’s very name (ASBO is the U.K. acronym for Anti-Social Behavior Order) is a tipoff of the author’s intent. And like those earlier Amis novels, Lionel Asbo: State of /5(12).

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 determi. ‎ Lionel Asbo has just won £, on the Lottery. A horribly violent, but horribly unsuccessful criminal, Lionel’s attentions up to now have all been on his nephew, Desmond Pepperdine.

He showers him with fatherly advice (‘carry a knife’) and introduces Des to the joys of i /5(7). Lionel Asbo State of England (Book): Amis, Martin: A satire of modern society and celebrity culture finds the seemingly simple pursuits of young Desmond Pepperdine hampered by his uncle Lionel's near-criminal habits, which become more prominent when Lionel wins the lottery.

LIONEL ASBO: STATE OF ENGLAND By Martin Amis Alfred A. Knopf, $, pages. The London Daily Telegraph recently published an article about how Adrian and Gillian Bayford of Haverhill, Suffolk. Book reviews. Lionel Asbo: State of England Martin Amis Review by Matthew Jackson.

Suddenly ex-con Lionel is the juiciest thing the British press has encountered in ages. As he finds new ways to spend his cash, hires a publicist and takes up with a nude model, Lionel grows in the public eye, and Desmond is caught in the middle. On his 18th birthday, Lionel Pepperdine became Lionel Asbo, which was chosen after many run-ins with the law beginning at age three years, two days for a serious attempt to torch a pet shop.

He was so often diagnosed with ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) that he thought the acronym was a. Lionel Asbo - a violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP, on the National Lottery.

This is not necessarily good news for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Des Pepperdine, who has reason to fear his uncle's implacable vengeance. Buy Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). Lionel Asbo in particular arouses outright suspicion. That rancorous subtitle induces eye-rolls a-plenty, satiric as it may be. And it is.

State of England, this is not, not really. For non-Limeys, an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) is issued to commiters, a high proportion of whom are not legally adults, of relatively minor crimes.

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Martin Amis’s “Lionel Asbo: State of England” explores the relationship between a ruthless, psychotic thug and his nephew, as the two live out their lives in a brutish neighborhood.

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 Behavior Order"), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine.

He provides him with fatherly career advice and is determined they should share the joys of pit. The money ushers in a public-relations firm for Lionel, along with a cannily ambitious topless model–poet.

Through it all, Lionel remains his vicious, oddly loyal self, and his problems, as well as Des’s, only seem to multiply. By turns outrageous and touching, Lionel Asbo is an exuberant Dickensian satire of crime, celebrity, and modern /5(7).

Martin Amis's novel Lionel Asbo: State of England is, in many ways, a digest of the current cultural and sociological preoccupations of England. Lionel Asbo is ("for professional reasons") a proudly sociopathic thug, "chav", and delinquent who lives his life in a contented mire of moderate crime, prison, fast-food, pornography, and the tabloid /5().

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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. Reviews. J If there’s a more depraved human being than the title character of Martin Amis’s savagely funny new novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England, you do not want to meet him.

Like earlier Amis creations Keith Talent (London Fields) and John Self (Money), Asbo’s very name (ASBO is the U.K. acronym for Anti-Social Behavior Order) is a tipoff of the author’s intent.

If there’s a more depraved human being than the title character of Martin Amis’s savagely funny new novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England, you do not want to meet him.

Like earlier Amis. Description. first edition first impression in new condition, flat signed by the author to half title page, dust jacket in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, this is a new book, paypal accepted any questions please get in touch.

Lionel Asbo, on the other hand, is more insistently focused on character, driven by character and by the character’s voice.

Amis described his latest work as “a little bit more taut” than Author: Yevgeniya Traps. Is Lionel Asbo a bad book. Well, it’s certainly a book with quite a lot of bad stuff in it.

Well, it’s certainly a book with quite a lot of bad stuff in it. Every ten pages or so something happens, either at the level of prose or plot, that makes you want to hurl the thing across the room.

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 : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Lionel Pepperdine is England's pre-eminent yob. A churlish and unashamedly savage reprobate, he was served his first Anti-Social Behaviour Order aged three, for the application of explosives to excrement.

It was the start of an inimitable career. And the best news is that the story of Lionel Asbo manages to do this without surrendering one jot of the purest Amis mordancy. A career delinquent who earned his first restraining order at age three (for ganging up on his four older brothers), Lionel merits the official acronym of ASBO (for Anti-Social Behavior Order) before attaining the Author: Daniel Asa Rose.

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He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is /5(14).Books | Lionel Asbo by Martin Amis John Lavin reviews the latest novel from Martin Amis, Lionel Asbo: State of England.

It was about two thirds of the way into Martin Amis’ last novel, The Pregnant Widow, shortly after a character called Gloria Beautyman has just said ‘I am a cock.