Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Martin Amis is an English novelist, essayist and short story writer. His works include the novels Money
, London Fields
and The Information
writes that "all his critics have noted what Kingsley Amis
[his father] complained of as a 'terrible compulsive vividness in his style... that constant demonstrating of his command of English'; and it's true that the Amis-ness of Amis will be recognisable in any piece before he reaches his first full stop."
Amis's raw material is what he sees as the absurdity of the postmodern condition with its grotesque caricatures. He has thus sometimes been portrayed as the undisputed master of what the New York Times
has called "the new unpleasantness."