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Publisher Description

Lionel Asbo has just won £139,999,999.50 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 internet porn. Meanwhile, Des desires nothing more than books, a girl to love and to steer clear Uncle Li’s psychotic pitbulls, Joe and Jeff.

But Lionel’s winnings are not necessarily all good news. For Des has a secret, and its discovery could unleash his uncle’s implacable vengeance.

‘One of Amis's funniest novels’ New Yorker

‘A book that looks at us, laughs at us, looks at us harder, closer, and laughs at us harder and still more savagely’ Observer

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Staff..ard ,

Lionel Asbo by Martin Amis

Beautifully written and enjoyed, but somehow less fulfilling
a plot and purpose as other MA novels

Salllymander ,

As strong as London Fields

Amis has created a melodramatic microcosm of modern Britain. Instantly recognisable and horrifying. The story arcs intriguingly and I desperately wanted it to last longer. Thoroughly darkly humorous and enjoyable.

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