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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,847 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Amis Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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London Fields is Martin Amis’ murder story for the end of the millennium.

The murderee is Nicola Six, a “black hole” of sex and self-loathing who is intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts, or the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. As Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London—and, indeed, the whole world—seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An uninhibited high-energy performance…[Amis] is one of the most gifted novelists of his generation.”

    Time

  • “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.”

    New York Times

  • “Relentlessly bitter, often brutally funny, hypnotically readable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A cunning suspense tale of physical and psychic mayhem…A darkly comic liebestod…Another caustic portrayal of human desires…this time heightened by a more deeply sinister and squalid atmosphere.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 2/6/2014

    " this was an unforgettable joy-ride looking back. Witty, sly, black, and mercilessly exposing of pornographic and other male fantasies. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Daniel Proctor | 1/29/2014

    " A novel of superbly imaginative concepts and characters completely let down by being overly long, pretentious, ponderous, spiteful and self absorbed. Trim off 200 pages, keep the pace up and cut down on literary and philosophical wankery and this would have been to me the classic it is always claimed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeanne Thornton | 1/20/2014

    " Martin Amis is a jerk, and this is the book of a jerk, and it is a great book. Set in some kind of nebulous post-1990s beset by total ecological collapse (ash-scented air, carnivorous pigeons), the plot centers around a love triangle between Keith the predatory darts champion, Guy the upper-class do-gooder, and Nicola Six, the pathological liar who's plotting her own murder. Full of Amis-like wordplay and truly hateful and endlessly entertaining scenes of cruelty and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Louise Brown | 1/20/2014

    " The phrase that comes to mind is "complex caricature". Characters that border on the Dickensian, a fascinating self appearance with poignant themes. "

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About the Author
Author Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of many novels, two collections of fiction stories, several of nonfiction, and the memoir Experience, for which he received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Amis has been listed for the Booker Prize twice and was a professor of creative writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011. He lives in Brooklyn.