London Fields Martin Amis is available to download
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||1991 |
|Publisher: ||Vintage |
|Page Count: ||470 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||0679730346 |
|ISBN-13: ||9780679730347 |
From Publishers Weekly
In this very British tale, femme fatale Nicola Six manipulates racist, sexist scoundrel Keith Talent and well-mannered, naive Guy Clinch as an omniscient narrator/novelist spies on the trio in order to develop his book.London Fields
Textbook "Relentlessly bitter, often brutally funny, hypnotically readable, it may also be quite opaque in places to an American readership," said PW. Author tour. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Amis's disappointing new novel follows the machinations of promiscuous Nicola Six, a psychic who senses that she is to be murdered by one of two men she meets in a London bar. She systematically humiliates both--prole darts champ Keith and posh, ineffectual Guy--only to discover that for once her powers have misled her. Set "at the end of the millennium" against the background of a vaguely defined political/ecological/cosmological crisis, this novel is far longer than its thin content warrants. What can Amis have against these minimally developed characters that he devotes nearly 500 pages to demolishing them? There's disgust aplenty here--but little else. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/89.- Grove Koger, Boise P.L., Id.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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