Review: HOUSE OF MEETINGS by Martin Amis

Bile, Blood, Bilge, Mulch

by Daniel Soar for London Review of Books (Jan. 4, 2007)

“Martin Amis’s newest book, House of Meetings, is a short novel that purportedly describes conditions inside a Soviet forced labour camp. A sick and malingering prisoner is confined to an isolation chamber, where he squats on a bench for a week over ‘knee-deep bilge’. A blind-drunk guard, a woman-beater, spends the night outside at forty degrees below – and wakes up, frost-mangled, without any hands. The inmates hack one another apart with machine-tools.”

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