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on 21 May 2002
Although this book is a commendably complete look at Amis's life and career, it suffers from being too uncritical. This is perhaps understandable because, as an authorised biography, Amis had final approval. It also has some strange and unneccesary repetitions, as pointed out by Martin Amis (with whom the author had a falling-out) in his brilliant autobiography 'Experience'.
Although Jacobs' book is interesting and well-written, for insight into Amis the father and man, as well as pre-eminent British comic author, far better read 'Experience'.