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British literary superstar Martin Amis has been the novelist the English love to hate, to haunt, to ogle.

Son of the famed writer Kingsley Amis - bad boy, playboy and snob in the London tabloids - for Martin Amis, writes The Observer - publication day for a new novel is "a carnivorous and gleeful public carnival: the bastards (reviewers) all want your guts for garters."

Some days they've had them, some days they haven't. His latest novel, "House of Meetings" - the story of a heart-breaking love triangle played out in a Soviet slave-labor camp - is getting hosannahs. And Amis is still at full sail - on Islam, America, feminism, snobbery.

This hour On Point: a conversation with the unflinching novelist, Martin Amis.

Guests:

Martin Amis, author of the new book "House of Meetings." His previous books include "London Fields," "Night Train," and "The Rachel Papers."

This program aired on January 31, 2007.

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