The Zone of Interest (Paperback)

By Martin Amis

Vintage, 9780804172899, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015



A Best Book of the Year: Time, NPR, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Financial Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookRiot
-Powerful and electric. . . . A book that may stand for years as the triumph of his career.- --NPR
-This is a novel that will endure. . . . A novel whose adventurousness is at the level of its ethical register, its attempt . . . to imagine the unimaginable.- --The Guardian (London)
-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.- --Richard Ford
-Signature Amis at his most inventive. . . . It is precisely through such inspired and irreverent fluency that his dead-serious purpose is realized.- --The Washington Post

-The Zone of Interest harrows in the true sense of the word, churning up our preconceptions and assumptions. It is a work of artistic courage, chilling comedy and incontestable moral seriousness.- --Financial Times

-Heartbreaking. . . . Amis is] a virtuosically vivid writer.- --The Atlantic
-His finest so far. . . . Astonishing. . . . A tragicomic moral blowtorch worthy of Swift.- --The Daily Beast
-Compelling. . . . Harrowingly effective.- --Slate

About the Author

Martin Amis is the author of thirteen previous novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.