Nicholas Lezard

Tenderness and sorrow: Inside Story, by Martin Amis, reviewed

At the heart of Amis’s deeply affecting latest ‘novel’ is his friendship with the much mourned Christopher Hitchens

Martin Amis. Credit: Getty Images

Inside Story is called, on the front cover, which boasts a very charming photograph of the author and Christopher Hitchens, a novel. It also has a good and comprehensive (14-page) index. I’ve been a book reviewer for 35 years and I’ve lost count of the number of times I have wished, professionally, for larger novels to have an index; but I’m not sure I can remember seeing one before.

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