The Second Plane : September 11: Terror and Boredom (Paperback)

Author: Amis, Martin

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A master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement, Martin Amis here gathers fourteen pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time.
At the heart of this collection is the long essay "Terror and Boredom," an unsparing analysis of Islamic fundamentalism and the West''s flummoxed response to it, while other pieces address the invasion of Iraq, the realities of Iran, and Tony Blair''s lingering departure from Downing Street (and also his trips to Washington and Iraq). Whether lambasted for his refusal to kowtow to Muslim pieties or hailed for his common sense, wide reading, and astute perspective, Amis is indisputably a great pleasure to read--informed, elegant, surprising--and this collection a resounding contemplation of the relentless, manifold dangers we suddenly find ourselves living with.

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Publisher Vintage Books USA
Mfg Part# 9781400096008
SKU 209180706
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400096006
Release Date 4/7/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0211
Publisher Vintage Books USA
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