The Pregnant Widow at EYE Weekly

Pop over to today for Pop Fiction's run down on the witty, leering, rollicking ride that is Martin Amis' latest novel, The Pregnant Widow.

This novel is literary summer reading at its best. It has the mellow air of a lazy summer day punctuated by the heightened longing of young summer love (and lust, definitely lust), with enough witty banter, generational tension and literary references to satisfy your craving for smart cottage reading.

On another note, I've been reading Julie and Juliathis weekend and it's inspired me to take a closer look at my favorite cookbook, Anne Lindsay's New Light Cooking. So check in this week for my own cooking stories (and disasters!), as they relate to the recipes in this much beloved cookbook.


Heather said...

I have a few of Anne Lindseys books. Lots of good cooking there.

Hubert O'Hearn said...

Loved Amis's new book. He kind of had a rough decade, but he's right back at the top of his game.

B.Kienapple said...

I've actually never read Martin Amis before. What's the next best of his books to read?

Hubert O'Hearn said...

Personally I'd go with London Fields. Money was the one that really made his name. House of meetings is quite good in terms of literary quality, but it's rather 'un-Amis' like in that it is harrowingly dark, being set in a Soviet gulag. I need a bit more time to chew on it, but The Pregnant Widow might be his best - all the characters are unique, yet we've known each of them forever.


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