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Creator / Martin Amis

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Sir Martin Louis Amis FRSL note  (25 August 1949 - 19 May 2023) was an English novelist and literary critic. His father Kingsley Amis was also a novelist.

Bibliography of his novels:

  • The Rachel Papers, 1973
  • Dead Babies, 1975
  • Success, 1978
  • Other People, 1981
  • Money, 1984
  • London Fields, 1989
  • Time's Arrow: Or the Nature of the Offence, 1991
  • The Information, 1995
  • Night Train, 1997
  • Yellow Dog, 2003
  • House of Meetings, 2006
  • The Pregnant Widow, 2010
  • The State of England: Lionel Asbo, Lotto Lout, 2012
  • The Zone of Interest, 2014

Tropes found in Amis' work:

  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: When viewed in reverse order, this is true of events in the real world. The whole point of Time's Arrow.
  • Femme Fatale: Deconstructed in London Fields. Nicola Six sure is very attractive, seductive, and has morally ambiguous motives, but she's also full of self-hate, moral conflicts, and unstable self-confidence. Still she enjoys acting this character out.
  • Foil: Guy, to Keith, in London Fields. As stated by the author in the chapter he's introduced in's name ("The Foil"), even before the readers get to know his character...
  • Lemony Narrator: In London Fields.
  • Slice of Life: The ongoing lives of three Londoners take up much of London Fields.