Kakutani Dissects Amis

Uh oh, Michiko Kakutani is bored. She calls Martin Amis’ new novel The Pregnant Widow “remarkably tedious,” in today’s NYT. In fact, it reminds her of Jane Smiley’s Ten Days in the Hills, which, come to think of it, she found “tiresome.”

Amis can comfort himself with the New York Post review; it calls the book “sparkling.” The L.A. Times devoted a long piece to it on Sunday (which was more about Amis than the book).

The Pregnant Widow
Martin Amis
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2010-05-11)
ISBN / EAN: 1400044529 / 9781400044528

BBC Audio; UNABR; 978-0-7927-7269-9; 12 CD’s; $99.95
WMA Audiobook from OverDrive

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