Are you missing Martin Amis already? We are… Here are some article links to remember him by

Like all great writers he wasn’t the easiest of people.. but writers aren’t meant to be and he did enjoy a ciggie!


Thanks to lit hub for collection all of the following

Dwight Garner on the late Martin Amis. | New York Times

And here’s Amis on the genius of Jane Austen (and the time he went to the movies with Salman Rushdie). | Lit Hub Criticism

“You’ll be reading me every now and then at least until about 2080, weather permitting.” On the talent—and influence—of Martin Amis. | The Guardian

“Very tender, very sweet and very generous.” Ian McEwan on the softer side of Martin Amis. | The Independent

“I first met him in 1969, in Paris, when we both found ourselves staying in the same apartment on the Île Saint-Louis for a few days. I was 17, Martin was 20.” William Boyd on Martin Amis | The Guardian



Here are a few pithy MA lines


One for the  Americans …..Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.


One For The Brits … And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit


One for the world we are .….Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength. It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.


One for us at House of Butter Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything


One for all of us “Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black. We can’t tell if it will survive us. But we can be sure that it’s the last thing to go.”
, The Second Plane: September 11, 2001-2007