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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