Dead Babies by Martin Amis. First edition. First impression from 1975 in fine condition. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. There are a few white flecks near the bottom of the spine of the jacket which is otherwise fine. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Dead Babies
So, Dead Babies is Martin Amis’s second novel, published in 1975 by Jonathan Cape. It was published in paperback as Dark Secrets. Amis’s second novel — a parody of Agatha Christie’s country house mysteries — takes place over a single weekend at a manor called Appleseed Rectory. In 2000, the book was adapted into a film of the same name, starring Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams.
Six friends are determined to escape for a debauched weekend in the country.
Blitzed on uppers, downers, blue movies and bellinis, the six twenty something friends ensconced at Appleseed Rectory for the weekend are reeling in an hallucinatory haze of sex as well as seduction.
But mysterious ‘Johnny’ begins to unsettle the other guests. And as Friday melts into Saturday and Saturday spirals into Sunday and sobriety sets in, the romp descends into something altogether more sinister.
‘It’s transfixing – At first it’s funny. It teases, exaggerates, deliberates. Then it becomes ferocious, stricken, moving’ The Times
‘Very funny, extremely clever’ Guardian
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