Books Martin Amis Books by Martin Amis Martin Amis has written books about: Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Martin Amis iStockphoto Review Book Reviews Martin Amis' 'Zone Of Interest' Is An Electrically Powerful Holocaust Novel September 17, 2014 Martin Amis' latest novel, which takes place in Auschwitz, has already stirred up controversy in Europe according to the New York Times. But reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it the triumph of Amis' career. Martin Amis' 'Zone Of Interest' Is An Electrically Powerful Holocaust Novel Listen · 2:46 2:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/349309402/349329512" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript You Must Read This Surprising And Skillful, 'Yellow Dog' Deserves A Second Look December 15, 2013 Critics bashed Martin Amis' Yellow Dog, a novel that tells the competing stories of a thug, a king, a tabloid hack and an airplane flight. But author Ben Masters says you should ignore the naysayers and pick up this surprising, supple novel. In fact, Masters says, it's a "small 21st-century masterpiece." New In Paperback May 6-12: An Apocalypse, A Trip To Malawi And Anne Boleyn May 6, 2013 In softcover fiction, Hilary Mantel imagines Anne Boleyn's downfall, Martin Amis satirizes England, Paul Theroux sends a narrator back to the village he volunteered in, and Peter Heller depicts a post-apocalyptic life. In nonfiction, Robert Caro continues his LBJ biography. Review Three Books... Trust Me: Three Books With (In)credible Narrators October 29, 2012 Liars are sometimes the best storytellers. Author Amy Wilson shares three books with less-than-trustworthy narrators.Who is your favorite unreliable narrator? Tell us in the comments. Review Book Reviews Martin Amis' 'State of England': Anomie In The U.K. August 29, 2012 Martin Amis' new novel is a scabrous portrait of England's underclass, layered on top of a more thoughtful look at the devolution of journalism and the ways newspapers — tabloid and highbrow — influence our lives and the stories we tell about ourselves. Author Interviews The 'State Of England' Is Grim In 'Lionel Asbo' August 16, 2012 Martin Amis' latest novel, Lionel Asbo, takes a bilious — but funny — look at the deterioration of England through the eyes of the titular lowlife Lionel, a habitual offender who doesn't mind repeated prison stints, and his crime-reporter nephew Desmond. The 'State Of England' Is Grim In 'Lionel Asbo' Listen · 7:19 7:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158949192/159194879" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Summer Books That Make The Critics' Cut June 19, 2010 Just what is a summer book, anyway? Does it have to be a big, fat, juicy page turner to earn the right to be packed away in the luggage (or downloaded on the e-reader)? We put that question to several book reviewers to find out what they like to take along on summer getaways. Summer Books That Make The Critics' Cut Listen · 6:04 6:04 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127918885/127949850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books A Summer In Italy Breeds Lust, Confusion May 20, 2010 In The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis, a man in his 50s looks back on the sexual high point of his life, a summer in Italy when he was 20 and torn between three women. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says The Pregnant Widow is both a romp and an exercise in extended nostalgia. May-Ying Lam/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading, May 11-17 May 11, 2010 Martin Amis' newest is part Decameron, part Big Chill, as twenty-somethings in an Italian castle navigate the sexual revolution. Laura Bush navigates her way from Midland, Texas, to a life in the White House. A miraculously preserved 18th-century rabbi reanimates (oy gevalt!) in Memphis. And civil rights legend Andrew Young passes life lessons to his godson. Opinion Best Books Of 2009 Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night November 23, 2009 Book reviewer Alan Cheuse selects the highlights of this holiday season: futuristic dystopias; things that go bump in the night; portraits from Norman Rockwell's America; gay New York; a celebration of our immigrant adventures; one writer's journey to manhood; and, of course, Long John Silver. Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night Listen · 8:19 8:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120539406/121433396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard' November 23, 2009 Nearly 100 stories from the celebrated author of Crash and Empire of the Sun.