Kate Holden reviews 'I Hate Martin Amis Et Al.' by Peter Barry

I Hate Martin Amis Et Al. 

by Peter Barry

Transit Lounge Publishing, $29.95 pb, 256 pp, 9780980846201

Milan Zorec, protagonist of I Hate Martin Amis Et Al., walks into the London office of a literary agency that has rejected his novel and terrorises the agent before going to jail, where he decides to travel to besieged Sarajevo in order to vent his spleen by assassinating innocent civilians. In the light of this, and for other reasons, a reviewer of this disquieting, artful novel must be careful.

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Published in June 2011, no. 332
Kate Holden

Kate Holden

Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin (2005) and The Romantic (2010), both published by Text. She writes a regular column for The Age, as well as widely published essays, short stories, and literary criticism.

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