August 11, 2012 8:40 PM

Book review | Martin Amis’ ‘Lionel Asbo: State of England’ is a witty winner

In his 13th novel — one of his most compulsively readable — wily, dead-on satirist and consummate artist Martin Amis is grandly acerbic, funny and unnerving. His language is tart and chewy, and the tension he builds between Lionel and Desmond is at once delicious and harrowing.

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