London fields

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Harmony Books, 1989 - Fiction - 470 pages
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London Fields is Amis's murder story for the end of the millennium. 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?

"A comic murder mystery, an apocalyptic satire, a scatological meditation on love and death and nuclear turns lyrical and obscene, colloquial and rhapsodic."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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Amis is a great writer. - Goodreads
Great and startling ending. - Goodreads
The plot is convoluted but ingenious. - Goodreads
I was interested and impressed by Martin Amis' prose. - Goodreads
This feels terrible, like a mean parody of love. - Goodreads
Especially if said book is a love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

The story is about a murder that is going to happen, that book is about 450 pages (21 hours) leading up to that event. You know who is going to die, so that is not a secret. Nikki Six knows she is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ian Shadwell - Goodreads

This book is a ton80 - one of the great works of the 70s, 80s and 90s - Keef knows what's what and what's what is darts - innit? Amazing, incendiary, virtuosic and a model for all genius, presumptive wankers everywhere. I want to climb that step ladder.... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Martin Amis, son of the novelist Kingsley Amis, was born August 25, 1949. His childhood was spent traveling with his famous father. From 1969 to 1971 he attended Exeter College at Oxford University. After graduating, he worked for the Times Literary Supplement and later as special writer for the Observer. Amis published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, in 1973, which received the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award in 1974. Other titles include Dead Babies (1976), Other People: A Mystery Story (1981); London Fields (1989), The Information (1995), and Night Train (1997). Martin Amis has been called the voice of his generation. His novels are controversial, often satiric and dark, concentrating on urban low life. His style has been compared to that of Graham Greene, Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow, among others. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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