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The Book Show #1275 - Martin Amis

Martin Amis' latest novel is his 15th work of fiction. Lionel Asbo: State of England

centers around a thuggish, yet occasionally endearing antihero, Lionel Asbo, whose last name results from being handed down at age 3 an Anti Social Behavior Order, a civil order issued in Britain against conduct that includes things like begging, graffiti and excessive noise.

In contrast, Lionel's nephew, Desmond, is depicted as a working-class role model in his earnest pursuit of education and love.

Amis is the author of such novels as London Fields, Money, and The Information; the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six works of nonfiction, most recently The Second Plane.

Originally aired as Book Show #1261.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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