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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Martin Amis

Martin Amis

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 29 Dec 1996

Novelist

Sue Lawley's guest on Desert Island Discs today is the writer Martin Amis. He describes his books as comedies, but, like London Fields and Other People, they are frequently dark and disturbing.

He says that he has no choice as to the subjects of his books. "They come from nowhere and feel like a little gulp in your digestive system". Although he admits that he's sometimes appalled by the characters he creates, writing itself is something he loves.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

The Oscar Peterson Trio

1.

The Oscar Peterson Trio

Night Train

Performer: The Oscar Peterson Trio

Others who chose this artist

Jimi Hendrix

2.

Jimi Hendrix

Voodoo Chile

Performer: Jimi Hendrix

Others who chose this artist

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

3.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathétique'

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Others who chose this artist

James Brown

4.

James Brown

It's A Man's World

Performer: James Brown

Others who chose this artist

Ben Webster

5.

Ben Webster

Late Date

Performer: Ben Webster

Others who chose this artist

George Frideric Handel

6.

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in a minor, Op. 6/4

Composer: George Frideric Handel

Others who chose this artist

Buddy Rich

7.

Castaway's favourite

Buddy Rich

Yesterdays

Performer: Buddy Rich

Others who chose this artist

The Oscar Peterson Trio

8.

The Oscar Peterson Trio

Georgia On My Mind

Performer: The Oscar Peterson Trio

Others who chose this artist

Book

Complete Works by John Milton

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Cable Television

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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