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Martin Amis: will he return to form?

Will the next ten months see Britain's most controversial novelist finally return to his best?

By Tom Chatfield   May 2009

These days, Martin Amis is bigger news than his own novels. Martin Amis the political commentator, that is, whose off-the-cuff remarks in a 2006 interview (“There’s a definite urge—don’t you have it?—to say, ‘The Muslim community will have to suffer until it gets its house in order.’ “) have been tinnily echoing around the fourth estate ever since. Then again, these days Martin Amis the political commentator looms a rather larger figure than Amis the novelist. The last twelve years have seen just one novel ( Yellow Dog, in 2003), one novella ( House of Meetings, 2006) and a handful…

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