The Zone Of Interest Paperback
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|About the Author||Martin Amis is the author of thirteen previous novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.|
|Author 1||Martin Amis|
|Book Description||A Best Book of the Year: Time, NPR, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Financial Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookRiot "Powerful and electric. . . . A book that may stand for years as the triumph of his career." --NPR "This is a novel that will endure. . . . A novel whose adventurousness is at the level of its ethical register, its attempt . . . to imagine the unimaginable." --The Guardian (London) "A tour de force of sheer verbal virtuosity, and a brilliant, celestially upsetting novel inspired by no less than a profound moral curiosity about human beings." --Richard Ford "Signature Amis at his most inventive. . . . It is precisely through such inspired and irreverent fluency that his dead-serious purpose is realized." --The Washington Post "The Zone of Interest harrows in the true sense of the word, churning up our preconceptions and assumptions. It is a work of artistic courage, chilling comedy and incontestable moral seriousness." --Financial Times "Heartbreaking. . . . [Amis is] a virtuosically vivid writer." --The Atlantic "His finest so far. . . . Astonishing. . . . A tragicomic moral blowtorch worthy of Swift." --The Daily Beast "Compelling. . . . Harrowingly effective." --Slate|
|Editorial Review||I was riveted by Martin Amis's The Zone of Interest, with its daring projection into the mind and 'heart' of a character . . . It felt like a fitting way to spy on historical events that are impossible to look at but that must, nevertheless, always be kept in sight. --John Colapinto, The New Yorker "Engrossing. . . . Rich in black comedy." --Chicago Tribune "Elegant and subtle. . . . An intriguing, sophisticated effort to understand the daily culture of genocide." --Los Angeles Times "[A] serious and diligently researched work with a streak of deadpan humor that reframes, and reemphasizes, the horror at hand." --Entertainment Weekly "Returning to the Holocaust--the subject of Time's Arrow, still among [Amis's] best books--Amis seems greatly energized, addressing the most serious theme with rigour, sophistication, and, most astonishingly, wit." --The Village Voice "[Amis] is still the scourge of cliché and the supreme man of letters. . . . Dazzl[es] us once more with verbal dexterity and gutsy inventiveness." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "[A] pulverizing novel about identity and humanity. . . in equal measure funny and crushing, with emphasis on how chaos and mass psychosis act on the souls living through it." --The Miami Herald "Moving. . . . Genius. . . . Capture[s] that contrast between frivolity and horror with elegance and irony." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch "An important book--relentless, excoriating, blisteringly well-written. . . . Mr. Amis is one of our most accomplished writers. . . . Fiercely sharp-witted, his writing has the capacity to be so unique and dexterous as to create the impression he works from some higher alphabet than the rest of us." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Exceptionally brave. . . . An extended rumination, a nightmare. . . . It's exciting; it's alive; it's more than slightly mad. As the title suggests, it's dreadfully interesting." --The Sunday Times "Displays both restraint and humanity. . . . Takes on themes of immense gravity. . . . Martin Amis isn't new to the business of turning the horrors of history into fiction, but he has never done so more thoughtfully than in this disquieting novel. . . . He has confronted its challenges with honour and delicacy." --The Times Literary Supplement (London) "As good as anything Amis has written since London Fields (1989), and one he obviously felt compelled to write. He has done his subject justice." --The Spectator "Highly cerebral and innovative, and also human, humane--even humbling--this is a brave, inquiring work from a literary maverick whose biggest problem as an artist has been his rampaging talent. He has certainly harnessed it here." --The Irish Times|
|Number of Pages||320|