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 winter...by turns lyrical and obscene, colloquial and rhapsodic."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alexrichman - LibraryThing
I still can't quite tell whether I liked this or not. I loved the passing references to a global crisis, but didn't care for the main plot; Keith is a wonderfully grotesque creation, but is Amis too ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
“And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.” I just did not get it. I didn't care what happened to any of the characters or what they did. (I don't ... Read full review