Experience: A Memoir

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Knopf Canada, Oct 29, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages
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Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a
private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels. He explores his relationship with his beloved father, novelist Kingsley Amis, and examines the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who was abducted and murdered by one of Britain's most notorious serial killers. Experience also dissects the literary scene, and includes Amis'portraits of Saul Bellow, Salman Rushdie, Allan Bloom, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, and Ian McEwan, among others. Not since Nabokov's Speak, Memory has such an implausible life been recorded by such an inimitable talent.

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User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

I got to about page 180 and decided that life is too short to devote any more time to this book. I've read a couple of Amis's books and enjoyed them, but this book exhausted my interest in him. Having ... Read full review

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User Review  - Len Williamson - Goodreads

Thoroughly enjoyable read. Describes what it is like to be a son, father, brother, cousin, husband with all the attendant contradictions, pleasure and pain. Feels like he is using the book to talk to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Martin Amis is the author of nine novels, a collection of stories, and three works of non-fiction. He lives
in London.

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