London Fields is Martin Amis’ seminal work and the next novel on the Luxury Book Club reading list. It’s a murder mystery with an absence of mystery. We know the murderer and we know the murderee, but the murder hasn’t happened yet.
Keith Talent, the murderer, is a career criminal eking out a modest living in the non-violent crime sector while cherishing a dream; a dream of making it big in professional darts.
Nicola Six, the murderee, is a sexy car crash in cashmere and a bottle of pinot grigio. Nicola has a gift for premonition and she understands it’s her destiny to be killed in a crime of passion. When she meets Keith Talent she knows she’s found her murderer. Now all she has to do is engineer her own murder…
The book club panel will feature Declan Ryan (Faber New Poet, Days of Roses), Dr. Nadia Valman (Queen Mary University) and Tom Crowley (comedian, writer, director, actor and legendary blonde). In the style we’ve become accustomed to, South London Hardcore’s lovely Steven Walsh will be chairing the discussion and generally fanning the literary flames.
Every audience member will be inducted into the Luxury Book Club with a lifetime membership card and a complimentary cocktail from Bar Paragon’s incredible drinks oeuvre.
Luxury Book Club: London Fields will be in Bar Paragon in Genesis Cinema on the Mile End Road on 9th February.