London Fields

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Random House, Sep 7, 2010 - Fiction - 544 pages

There is a murderer, there is a murderee, and there is a foil.

Everyone is always out there searching for someone and something, usually for a lover, usually for love. And this is a love story.

But the murderee - Nicola Six - is searching for something and someone else: her murderer. She knows the time, she knows the place, she knows the motive, she knows the means. She just doesn't know the man.

London Fields is a brilliant, funny and multi-layered novel. It is a book in which the narrator, Samson Young, enters the Black Cross, a thoroughly undesirable public house, and finds the main players of his drama assembled, just waiting to begin. It's a gift of a story from real life...all Samson has to do is write it as it happens.

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User Review  - Kristelh - www.librarything.com

This is a story about writing in novel form in my opinion and is reported to be the author's best work. The story is about an American writer, Samson Young, in London, dying of cancer with a 20 year ... Read full review

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It’s got Id, does London Fields, a novel by the renowned screenwriter for Saturn 3. I recommend it to Amish engaging in especially wayward rumspringa. As for me, this was by turns a book I enjoyed and one that seemed not worth spit. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.

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