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Lionel Asbo

Author: Martin Amis
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A satire of modern society and celebrity culture finds the seemingly simple pursuits of young Desmond Pepperdine hampered by his uncle Lionel's near-criminal habits, which become more prominent when Lionel wins the lottery.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Amis
ISBN: 9780224096201 0224096206 9780224096218 0224096214
OCLC Number: 776772658
Description: 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Martin Amis.

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Lionel Asbo - a violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery.  Read more...

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"Martin Amis's Lionel Asbo made me laugh (as any novel driven by incestuous relations with your grandmother should) and then feel ashamed for that laughter (as any novel driven by incestuous Read more...

 
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