Martin Louis Amis is a contemporary British novelist who has been inspired by the likes of James Joyce. His works deal with and caricature the excesses of commercialism and capitalism in modern life. Such writing often satirizes the absurdity of such excesses.
Yellow Dog is yet another brilliant work by the novelist Martin Amis, and much like his other works, is set in London. The working title of this work was actually Men in Power. This novel was published in 2003 by Jonathan Cape.
The running theme of this work is male violence. However, Amis interpolates a variety of other themes like science and natural phenomena. The latter is employed frequently by the novelist and gives Yellow Dog a rather idiosyncratic touch. Another theme that is explored is helplessness at the face of such depravity.