Einstein's Monsters

Einstein's Monsters


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A collection of stories about a frightening world inhabited by people dehumanized by the daily threat of nuclear war and postwar survivors deformed by its results.

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ISBN-13: 9780679729969
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1990
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 149
Sales rank: 858,915
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

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


Oxford, England

Date of Birth:

August 25, 1949

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford

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Carolyn See

[A character says]". . . I swear, the entire planet seemed to be staging some kind of stupidity contest.'' And it's that point of view that informs all of Einstein's Monsters. . . .A word about Mr. Amis's style: it's rough, new-seeming, laconic, lower-class, insolent, careless. . . .[he] has created stories that please at least as much as they horrify. -- The New York Times,/i>

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Einstein's Monsters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Foretells the future
LynnB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Martin Amis has written a collection of five stories about lving with the threat of, or after, a nuclear war. In two of the stories, the existence of nuclear weapons is a backdrop for the anxieties and behaviour of characters. These were my favourites, with a strength of language and imagery that literally made me pause and reflect mid-paragraph at times.The other three stories could more easily fit the science-fiction genre since they take place after nuclear war has destroyed the world as we know it. Even in these, Mr. Amis's focus is on people: these aren't stories about war and technology, but about what they do to humanity.