Book List in Order: 26 titles

  • His most intimate and epic work to date, Inside Story is the unseen portrait of Martin Amis’ extraordinary life, as a man and a writer. This novel had its birth in a death – that of the author's closest friend, Christopher Hitchens. We a...


  • Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. It showed you your soul -- it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn’t look at i...


  • An exuberant, acidic satire of modern society and celebrity culture--by a renowned author at the height of his powers. Young Desmond Pepperdine desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love. Unfortunately for him, he's the ward of his...



  • A riotous, bitingly funny, and supremely clever novel from one of our most distinctive voices in the English language.  The year is 1970, and Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature student, is spending his summer vacation in a castle on a mount...


  • A haunting new novel that ratifies Martin Amis’s standing as “a force unto himself,” as the Washington Post has attested: “There is simply no one else like him.”In the slave labour camps of the Soviet Union, conjugal visits were a common oc...


  • Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.“Amis throws off more provocative ideas and images in a single paragraph than most writers get into complete novel...


  • When 'dream husband' Xan Meo is vengefully assaulted in the garden of a London pub, he suffers head-injury, and personality-change. Like a spiritual convert, the familial paragon becomes an anti-husband, an anti-father. He submits to an alien moral s...


  • In Martin Amis's short stories whole worlds are created - or inverted. In 'Straight Fiction', everyone is gay, apart from the beleaguered 'straight' community; in 'Career Move', screenplay writers submit their works to little magazines, while poets a...






  • New York Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to the scene of an apparent suicide. Mike is a woman with a nicotine voice, dyed blond hair and is an alcoholic who had been abused by her father. The victim is Jennifer Rockwell, who Mike had known si...


  • Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has become a darling of book b...



  • In Time's Arrow the doctor Tod T. Friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home. And all the while Tod's life races backward toward the one ap...


  • 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...


  • Soon to be a major motion pictureLondon Fields is Amis's murder story for the end of the millennium. The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a v...


  • A collection of essays on America by the author of London Fields, Money and Yellow Dog. At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. As an adult he has approached that confusing ...


  • The horror of despair, the terror of schizophrenia and the ugliness of rape come to life in Einstein’s Monsters. This bare collection contains five short stories from Night Train and Visiting Mrs Nabokov author Martin Amis, who examines the dar...


  • In Success Amis pens a mismatched pair of foster brothers--one "a quivering condom of neurosis and ineptitude," the other a "bundle of contempt, vanity and stock-response"--in a single London flat. He binds them with ties of class hatred, sexual riva...


  • Featured story is "The Murderee," by Martin Amis. Other contributors include: Raymond Carver Tess Gallagher Todd McEwen John Berger Angela Carter Don DeLillo Also included is "Death in Gibraltar," by Ian Jack...






  • The story of John Self and his insatiable appetite for money, alcohol, drugs, porn and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, it is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money and the disasters it can precipitate....


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    cutting-edge fiction has never sliced so deeply Reach beyond the limits of convention and rationality and into the darkest corners of the human soul in this new volume of taboo-shattering short fiction. Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge continues...


  • When Mary Lamb wakes up in hospital, having lost her memory, times begins again. The author also wrote "The Rachel Papers", "Success", "Money", "London Fields", "Dead Babies" and "Einstein's Monsters"....


  • Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly-sexed teenager, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously. He sets the scene with infinite car...


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    Martin Amis is perhaps the most gifted and innovative novelist of his generation. His prose refashions the English language into a lean and brilliant instrument, dazzling readers with its energy and wit. In this much anticipated memoir, Amis writes w...