London Fields

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
London Fields is Amis's murder story for the end of the millennium"a comic murder mystery, an apocalyptic satire, a scatological meditation on love and death" (The New York Times).

The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts. Or is the killer the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch?

Here, Amis is "by turns lyrical and obscene, colloquial and rhapsodic." —Michiko Kakutani

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

A story that grew on me the more I listened to it. Not for everyone and definitely not for the church library. But still some gems of great writing. Read full review

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This is a story about writing in novel form in my opinion and is reported to be the author's best work. The story is about an American writer, Samson Young, in London, dying of cancer with a 20 year ... Read full review

Selected pages


The Murderer
The Murderee
The Foil
The DeadEnd Street
The Event Horizon
The Doors of Deception
Little Did They Know
The Pinching Game
Pure Instinct
The Third Party
Cupids College
This Is Only a Test
The Ladies and the Gents
Playing Nervous

Going Out With
Doing Real Good
The Books in Keith Talents Apartment
The Concordance of Nicola Sixs Kisses
The Script Followed by Guy Clinch
At the Speed of Love
Youre Going Back With
The Deadline

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About the author (2010)

MARTIN AMIS is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, several collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.

JOHN SUTHERLAND is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at University College London and a regular columnist at The Guardian.

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