Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Monday, 5 August 2002

"London Fields" by Martin Amis (Jonathan Cape, 1989)

I liked "Time's Arrow" and I liked this. He works on all scales for me, from the funny/poetic one liners (the tulips drooping "as if seasick"), the paragraphs of drunken stream-of-consciousness, through to the structure of the novel. Chapters overlap in time, and each chapter has 2 parts, the 2nd being by the putative author who meets the characters. Cruel? maybe. Lacking subtlety? I don't think so. Too stylistically self-conscious? I don't mind.

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