Dead Babies

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Vintage Books, 1975 - Fiction - 206 pages
12 Reviews
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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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

Review: This story is another sad example of the drug culture, going no where, seventies. It supposedly is a parody of Agatha Christie novel and there is the England pastoral, large mansion house ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Probably 3.5 stars actually. This is hilarious black comedy, which I suspect hasn't aged all that well. It was first published in 1975, so between publication and my reading of it we've had the ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

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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