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House of Meetings

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Martin Amis

House of MeetingsIs anAmazon Significant Seven selection for March 2007 WithThe House of Meetings, Martin Amis may finally have written the novel his critics thought would never come. By taming his signature (and polarizing) stylistic high-wire act, … see full wiki

Author: Martin Amis
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Vintage
2 reviews about House of Meetings
review by . June 20, 2008
Starting this after I read "Koba the Dread" a few years back and recently "London Fields" and "Time's Arrow," I plunged into it with pleasure, if a novel about a pair of gulag survivors can be classified as such. It's far more earthbound than the other two novels of Amis I finished, and expands the insights of life under "Koba" into an initially compelling fictional tale. It also, as had "London Fields," strongly reminded me of Nabokov, but in a different fashion. The earlier novel played with the …
review by . March 20, 2007
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Pros: Accessible, emotionally powerful      Cons: This will be a little simple for fans of Amis's more difficult works      The Bottom Line: The novel explores the emotional impact on two brothers of the Gulag, Soviet Russia, post Cold War Russia, and one woman.      Martin Amis is one of the writers widely considered ‘difficult.’ This is as much for his structure (novels like London Fields) as for his use of rare and rarified …
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