Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.79 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from the UK. Former Library books. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Zone of Interest Hardcover – 21 Aug 2014

4.1 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews

See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover, 21 Aug 2014
£0.01
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape (21 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224099744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224099745
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"Auschwitz was, in the most essential sense, “unspeakable”. It’s thus something only creative writing can speak about. If you’re Amis, that is…. The most daring novelist of our time." (John Sutherland The Times)

"The Zone of Interest is a tour de force of sheer verbal virtuosity, and a brilliant, celestially upsetting novel inspired by no less than a profound moral curiosity about human beings. It's stunning." (Richard Ford)

"Nasty, timely, as good as anything Amis has written since London Fields… He has done his subject justice." (Spectator)

"It is energetic, deeply researched, it is bracingly cruel… It makes the reader squirm and resist and finally laugh… A superb novel, an important one… Where was the career-crowning work that might finally win this author his Booker? Seriously, look no further." (Tom Lamont GQ)

"He likes to stamp every sentence with his authority, like the name through a stick of rock, and here he reinvents hell on earth in his distinctively gaudy, insistent, elaborate prose. It is exceptionally brave…. Shakespearean…. It’s exciting; it’s alive; it’s more than slightly mad. As the title suggests, it is dreadfully interesting." (Theo Tait Sunday Times)

"Surely his masterpiece… Intelligent, terrifying and comic… Amis has tackled the biggest questions with imagination and intelligence, and the ultimate strength of this masterly novel is that he knows, and shows, that although there is no answer to the questions Auschwitz poses, we must never stop asking them. Read it, ponder it – revel in it indeed – then read it again." (Allan Massie Scotsman)

"The novel poses the question that will forever haunt the 20th century: how did the most cultivated nation the Earth had ever seen give way to such infamy, ‘such wild disgrace’?... Amid the horror of the so-called ‘selections’ and ‘aktions’, amid the relentless grind of the Nazi killing machines, humanity somehow survives, and so does comedy." (Anthony Quinn Mail on Sunday)

"The Zone of Interest may be his greatest book; it is that good.… It is inventive, awful, testing and, like Picasso’s Guernica, incongruously beautiful. Would that Primo Levi were around to read it." (Alan Taylor Herald)

"He writes superbly but with an unusual modesty… He lets his story speak for itself and the result is the best Amis novel in two decades." (Jake Kerridge Sunday Express)

"A brutish comedy, an occult tale of jealousy and revenge, a farce of thwarted will and missed cues…. He has created a fictional artifice that allows us to see the outline of that which is beyond words." (Alex Clark Guardian)

Book Description

The new novel from Martin Amis

Shortlisted for the 2015 Walter Scott Prize

See all Product description


Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Literary Fiction
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
Fiction Books
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

4 May 2015
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
17 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
31 October 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
18 September 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
9 June 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
28 November 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
3 December 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 June 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
18 September 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?