Other People by Martin Amis

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She wakes in an emergency room in a London hospital, to a voice that tells her: "You're on your own now. Take care. Be good." She has no knowledge of her name, her past, or even her species. It takes her a while to realize that she is human -- and that the beings who threaten, befriend, and violate her are other people. Some of whom seem to know all about her.

In this eerie, blackly funny, and sometimes disorienting novel, Martin Amis gives us a mystery that is as ambitious as it is intriguing, an investigation of a young woman's violent extinction that also traces her construction of a new and oddly innocent self.


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About Martin Amis

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Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.
 
Published March 25, 2010 by Vintage. 225 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Amis (The Rachel Papers, Dead Babies) seems quite purposely--perversely, even--to have made his mystery capable of any number of interpretations: the carefully orchestrated hints (recurring words, suggestive names) will keep susceptible readers tuned in, even when Mary's much-exploited innocence ...

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In ""Career Move,"" much admired when it appeared in the New Yorker six years ago, poets swagger around Hollywood in an atmosphere of big movie deals and heroin-fueled script conferences, while screenplay authors attend eager readings of each other's work and vie desperately for publication in ep...

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We aren't even told when the events Amis ( Time's Arrow ) covers took place.

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Amis's darkly comic study of an amnesiac young woman and the construction of selfhood.

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London Review of Books

Those of us who have read the novel – yes, even the Edinburgh clerkesses – will be able to label his review ‘slight’ of a different (baser) kind.

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