Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Neil Reeder

From Russia with love and hate: the hidden secret of Nicola Six in Amis’s London Fields

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Martin Amis’s 1989 London Fields – or ‘The Murderee’ as it was nearly called – is a virtuoso exercise in black humour, deceit, burlesque and biting misogyny. As Simon Schama put it in 2011: “Martin Amis’ glorious fury, London Fields; the never-likely-to-be-bettered bedtime story from the heart of Mrs Thatcher’s darkest Albion; stained with punk […]