Dead Babies

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Vintage Books, 1975 - Fiction - 206 pages
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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 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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Another amazing piesce of writing from Amis fils. - Goodreads
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I realise this came out in 1975 and I see what Amis was trying to do here. If conducted better; namely being subversive without being self conscious, shallow and having 'Be Offensive' on default ... Read full review

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Simply loathsome! Read full review

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Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.

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