Last summer, we celebrated Martin Amis moving to Brooklyn, and all the nice things he said about us. But, like so many stories of country bumpkins moving to the big city with big dreams only to see them dashed against the rocks, Amis’ story has taken a bitter turn, according to London’s Evening Standard:
“He finds it terribly transactional and, ironically given he was viewed as a literary hipster, he views the Brooklyn hipster scene as populated by conventional posers,” says my man on the street corner. “He doesn’t go out as much as he did and has developed a reputation as a curmudgeon.”
Of course, hating Brooklyn because of hipsters when people consider you a hipster is the most Brooklyn thing that can possibly happen, so maybe Amis is just fitting right in.