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(From Sunday Life)
THE PREGNANT WIDOW
Jonathan Cape, GBP18.99
Martin Amis' 12th novel marks a return to his familiar obsession with sex and women, but his interest is now tinged by the fallout from the sexual revolution, and the women that got chewed up along the way.
Keith Nearing, a 20-year-old English undergraduate, is trying to make the most of the female company during a summer spent at a castle in Italy, but his small success scars the next two decades of his life.
Amis' razor-sharp prose is still there, so too his ability to casually shock and amuse, but the longtime "enfant terrible" of British fiction is …