Todd Robins

Commentary
3:35 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Book Review: Lionel Asbo: State of England

Although Martin Amis’s new novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England, has received mixed reviews, it would be hard to argue that it lacks vividly drawn characters, a compelling storyline, or distinctive prose. Perhaps the legitimate complaint is that the title character, Lionel Asbo, falls a bit short on charm.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Book Review: Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter’s novel, Beautiful Ruins, is entertaining, but the work seems scattered because the author has so many people and narrative styles running through it that the reader loses sight of a main character.

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