A Criminal Who Never Changes: Martin Amis’ Lionel Asbo: State of England

Lionel Asbo: State of England, Martin Amis, Lionel Asbo, Desmond Pepperdine, literature, book, britpop, England, English

Martin Amis Lionel Asbo: State of England is a character study of a man who never changes. A career criminal who lives in the projects, Lionel Asbo becomes the primary caretaker of his orphaned nephew—Desmond Pepperdine. While in prison, Lionel wins the lottery—13.5 million pounds and he remains the same.

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