Martin Amis Disses Kiddie Lit

martin-amis_1824619cBritish writer Martin Amis, who’s moving to that most self-conscious of New York boroughs, Brooklyn, says: ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable. I would never write about someone that forced me to write at a lower register than what I can write.’ Hmm. I rather fond of “adult writers” who toss off a tome for the tots. My favorite is Charles Bukowski‘s “Beer and Puke and A Dog Named Duke.”

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