by Martin Amis

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In Success Amis pens a mismatched pair of foster brothers--one "a quivering condom of neurosis and ineptitude," the other a "bundle of contempt, vanity and stock-response"--in a single London flat. He binds them with ties of class hatred, sexual rivalry, and disappointed love, and throws in a disloyal girlfriend and a spectacularly unstable sister to create a modern-day Jacobean revenge comedy that soars with malicious poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307777805
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Series: Vintage International
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Martin Amis is the author of 13 novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Oxford, England

Date of Birth:

August 25, 1949

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford

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Success 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
soylentgreen23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of those books whose meaning only really becomes clear when you reach the end, this is one of my least favourite of Amis's work (that said, I haven't read "Yellow Dog" so maybe I should hang fire on that).I remarked before that Amis could take a small story and make it big just with the power of his prose, but this little story defies that. There are big moments that make the whole worth reading, but there isn't enough forward momentum to drag the reader into the story like you find in some of his other work.
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