Success

Success

Audio Other(Other - Unabridged, 6 Cassettes, 7.75 Hours)

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Overview

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: 9780753102893
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: Isis Series
Edition description: Unabridged, 6 Cassettes, 7.75 Hours
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.24(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.

Hometown:

Oxford, England

Date of Birth:

August 25, 1949

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England

Education:

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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