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Campos de Londres By Martin Amis,

  • Title: Campos de Londres
  • Author: Martin Amis
  • ISBN: 9788433911384
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • El a o, un fantasmag rico 1999 Podr a ser el ltimo oto o del planeta Un calor anormal reseca la tierra, azotada por tormentas de polvo Y cuando por fin llega la lluvia, no cesa hasta parecer un diluvio eterno El clima pol tico no es menos ca tico y una crisis internacional se acerca a su punto de fisi n Este panorama apocal ptico constituye el m s que adecuado tel nEl a o, un fantasmag rico 1999 Podr a ser el ltimo oto o del planeta Un calor anormal reseca la tierra, azotada por tormentas de polvo Y cuando por fin llega la lluvia, no cesa hasta parecer un diluvio eterno El clima pol tico no es menos ca tico y una crisis internacional se acerca a su punto de fisi n Este panorama apocal ptico constituye el m s que adecuado tel n de fondo para la terrible y divertida novela de uno de los m s talentosos escritores brit nicos de nuestros d as Campos de Londres se inicia con una perfecta inversi n del t pico entre los detritos de Portobello, la v ctima comienza a acechar a su victimario , la asesinada dar caza al asesino Vestida de negro, como corresponde a toda mujer fatal, la bella Nicola Six encuentra a su asesino en el pub local, el Black Cross, refugio de vividores, peque os delincuentes y aficionados a los dardos Nicola decide que la matar Keith, un estafador de poca monta, estafado l mismo por la vida, alimentado de pornograf a y televisi n, hijo de la Inglaterra thatcheriana, cruel y vulgar perfecto para el papel asignado Pero la escena del crimen no puede constituirse con s lo dos v rtices, y Nicola atraer a un tercero, Guy, el inocente arist crata fascinado por los bajos fondos, el ngel ca do que pondr en movimiento al terrible Keith Los tres se deslizar n en un minuet esperp ntico, en una danza de cortejos y decepciones que enmascaran apenas un s rdido fondo de perversi n y violencia Y quien lo contar todo es un narrador seducido y atrapado por la escena, Samson Young, un joven escritor americano mortalmente enfermo y, quiz , mortalmente est ril
    Campos de Londres El a o un fantasmag rico Podr a ser el ltimo oto o del planeta Un calor anormal reseca la tierra azotada por tormentas de polvo Y cuando por fin llega la lluvia no cesa hasta parecer un diluvi

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    1. Samson Young, first person narrator of this Martin Amis novel, is a somewhat jaded, frequently sarcastic and acerbic 40 something intellectual literary writer from, not surprisingly, New York City But his hard edged Big Apple voice is absolutely pitch perfect for the story he is telling, a story involving a host of memorable and very human characters, not to mention a couple of super human characters an Incredible Hulk like toddler and one doozy of a MAN MAGNET, and, yes, indeed, that s spelled [...]

    2. What a fun fucking book I blew off everything today and, well, most of the week just to read this book, because it was that fucking fun God, I loved this book I just read it nonstop, and when the recurring irritation that is my life did tear me away, I kept thinking about what I d read, and just ached to go back to read it some I went at this book hard, folks, and now that I m finished, I feel like I barely can walk across the room Maybe this qualifies as Too Much Information, but I think readi [...]

    3. Ha I did it I finished London Fields, after a week or so on a roller coaster, up and down, loving it, hating it, being annoyed, bored, laughing out loud, bored again In the end, I actually caught myself crying as well, which was the last thing I expected, having worked up a genuine distaste for the book somewhere in the middle.I don t think I have ever read a book that I could easily give either one star or five stars, and feel perfectly justified to do so I rarely change my mind so completely s [...]

    4. Back before and the interwebz, most discussions of pop culture, for me, usually took place in bars After work Late Half sober Some sample conversational starters topics What was Marlon Brando s best performance Does it involve butter Why does Pon Farr take seven years Does this mean the Vulcan s don t have porn Who was the greatest left handed pitcher of the seventies What do you mean there s another version of Blade Runner How drunk is Tom Waits drunk Why can t we meet women This one, was of co [...]

    5. Many thanks to this review for providing the inspiration Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh Gosh I haven t read a book this good in really, really long time.And we re not talking about oh I can t wait to get home so I can read this good.We re talking about walking upstairs in my robot [...]

    6. THE BRITISH CLASS SYSTEMAt the top there is the Monarchy and the aristocracy They re all still there, no one has gone away The 14th Duke of Banffshire and all the scurvy crew The only good news is they re not allowed to hunt foxes any Yay one and a half cheers for democracy So that s the Upper Class.Next step down is the complicated Middle Class which is divided into three Upper middle these are your professions, of course Judges, lawyers, bankers, etc There was a radio interview I heard recent [...]

    7. This is the story of a murder It hasn t happened yet But it will It had better I know the murderer, I know the murderee I know the time, I know the place I know the motive her motive and I know the means I know who will be the foil, the fool, the poor foal, also utterly destroyed I couldn t stop them, I don t think, even if I wanted to The girl will die It s what she always wanted You can t stop people, once they start You can t stop people, once they start creating.What a gift This page is brie [...]

    8. London Fields is a book with a plot so pointless it made me angry, and a cast of blatant stereotypes It s distinguished by some flourishes of wonderful writing, and the presence of one character who is one of my favourite creations of modern British fiction.Initially, there is plenty to like The narrator a failed American writer on a house swap in London has an engaging line in self doubt, a brooding sense of millennial disaster, and a neat turn of phrase The traffic clogged, grimy streets of Lo [...]

    9. First published in 1989, London Fields is now often considered to be Martin Amis s magnum opus The New York Times described it as a virtuoso depiction of a wild and lustful society and a large book of comic and satirical invention , which succeeds as a picaresque novel rich in its effects.The Guardian was a little less positive, and called the book a cheat A con trick , writing that from start to finish, all 470 pages of it, it s an elaborate tease But the paper couldn t brush it off completely, [...]

    10. This book just has it all Um That s not very specific I suppose I d better say what it is Well off the top of my head an engaging femme fatale, an equally engaging anti hero Keith Talent is an asshole s asshole a dangerous baby, psychic powers, explicit descriptions of sex and competitive darts though not both at the same time , references to nuclear and climate related apocalypses, witty and stylish writing Pause for breath I know I m missing a bunch of things A plot An ending There s definitel [...]

    11. My first Amis Didn t disappoint I m not sure it pulled off its staggering ambitions but it s very easy to enjoy, if you enjoy elaborately witty studies of human perversity and pain.Character driven is a term you often hear applied to fiction It applies here than usual, and in a different sense The characters are stock types that Amis has elevated to the realm of literary internality without really changing their status as stock types They re familiar to anyone familiar with crime stories, or wi [...]

    12. People often say Martin Amis in the brilliant guy at the party you avoid, but Amis actually can roll a great joint and cut a fine rail Also he knows secrets about the host that you d have never suspected His breath is terrible, though, and he keeps trying to kiss you.

    13. This incoherent tale oozes malignant intent and world weary cynicism None of the main characters have any positive traits whatsoever They are variously weak, selfish, greedy, naive, manipulative and violent The story is punctuated by the self conscious musings of a narrator who is both seperate from, and part of, the story These interruptions become grating after a while and are superflous to the narrative Amis s representation of Keith Talent serves as a crude representation of the tabloid read [...]

    14. Congratulations, little 470 page tome You outbid Ada in the little push pull contest I had going on all evening It was either you or her You won I hope that you don t disappoint me You won t disappoint me Your author is, according to the jacket copy, a force unto himself I imagine your author looks in the mirror, flashes his teeth and nods, I am a force unto myself before going about his day, drawling in American to his American wife, I think I d really like to hit America no, no, not a book tou [...]

    15. A highly engaging novel from the Dean of Bloated, Ponderous, Semi Comic Cerebral Wank.Martin s novels are renowned for their composite qualities, i.e he writes three separate books and mashes them together London Fields is a profound murder mystery, a scathing satire on hack writers no surprises there , and a state of Britain epic all at once.The end result is as uneven, stylistically overindulgent and frustratingly dense as you could expect from Amis But his characters are very entertaining His [...]

    16. Quite possibly the worst book I have ever read It may have had its moment but that moment was ages ago and now it is just an overlong dully but pretentiously written sexist piece of trash Life is too short.

    17. Composi o da narrativa Testosterona 80%Progesterona 20%Interesse despertado pela leitura Aborrecimento 70%Entusiasmo 30%Express es vis veis durante o processo Aten o 70%Dispers o 30%Sons aud veis enquanto a sujeita olhava o livro Bocejo 90%Riso 10%Empatia com as personagens B b Marmaduke 99%Restantes 1 sist nca a cerca de 60% do final Nota Marmaduke um super b b que morde, arranca olhos e bate, forte e feio, em todos que se aproximam Um del rio

    18. Amis in AmmosA volte succede che ti ricordi di pi le condizioni di lettura delle storie o dei personaggi questo Amis mi era venuta voglia di leggerlo ricordando il piacere perverso provato con il crudele e ammaliante L informazione E cos nell agosto 2012, in larga parte a Patmos, sulla sabbia, all ombra di una tamerice in riva al mare dopo lo scollinamento a piedi per raggiungere la spiaggia di Psili Amos, con piacevole contrasto rispetto alle vie di Londra dove si mangiano piccantissimi curry, [...]

    19. Consider me dazzled, yet the very flurry of distorting mirrors and laser images reveal about Mr Amis and England than about The Novel as it were or The End in whatever eschatological capacity is extended to the present day punter The figure of Keith Talent is amazingly realized, aside from the slurs, the belches and the nudges, there is something monstrously vivid in his haunts both senses and struggles He may be Martin s Bloom.Nicola Six s machinations were as uncomfortable for the reader as f [...]

    20. The story is about a murder that is going to happen, that book is about 450 pages 21 hours leading up to that event You know who is going to die, so that is not a secret Nikki Six knows she is going to die and accepts that She convinces one main character she is a virgin, while in reality being quite the slut She has a fetish that she lets the narrator in on and in her own mind goes on to compare it as Cygnus X1, a binary star system in which one of the stars is now a black hole One gives life, [...]

    21. Martin, Martin, Martin I remember this from reading Money you overstay your welcome, Martin.I was right there with you for 300, 350 pages, really, even the weird sex stuff the femme fatale fantasy which strikes me as a bit of the inside of your head than I want to see, the whole nine yards I was good, I was prepared to cut you every kind of slack the cute author who s also our narrator thing, some pretty disgusting characters, the excess of Marmaduke, the coyness about the world situation, the [...]

    22. Martin Amis suffers from the same syndrome as his father Kingsley Amis Syndrome Also known as Ken Kesey Syndrome but not to be confused with Harper Lee Syndrome A stellar first novel ala the Rachel Papers and then a steep decline into a babbling imbecile who or less writes as a way to mentally masturbate and force you, the reader, to watch This book was little than a bumbling, mumbling jumble of words And not very many words, at that Because within the first twenty pages he uses the word ponde [...]

    23. Wow this was so not my thing And it wasn t that I was offended I was just not impressed It had so much unrealized potential no, that s not it Some of the ideas, like some of the characterization and plot devices, could have developed in a edited way in someone else s hands But there was nothing unrealized about this book He realized the hell out of it, and then some That s the problem Maybe it s that whole post modern you get to know everything and then some kind of thing, but that doesn t usua [...]

    24. I loved this book and it is one of my top ten favorites of all time The novel is sheer virtuousity, and what might suffer under the weight of showiness and pretense really works here because at the end of it all, it is so well written And the book turns on you, an unexpected ending that made me read the book a second time after the first to see it with narrative clarity thematically, the reader and the protagonist suffer from the same limited omniscience they are in it together a positional cha [...]

    25. Martin Amis um cabr o Goza com pessoas de bem Goza com as personagens Goza com a linguagem Goza com quem lhe editou o livro Goza com os leitores S n o goza com ele pr prio Por isso um cabr o.O primeiro Amis que li foi o Yellow Dog Gostei sem reservas Corrijo Adorei sem reservas T o, t o bom, o filho da puta do livro London Fields podia ser quase t o bom, mas o que lhe acontece nesse quase o suficiente para, a dada altura, dizer lhe n o estou com paci ncia para te aturar Amis sabe que domina comp [...]

    26. Author has a great knowledge of vocabulary Some characters are a bit too slimy for me to want to spend 470 sometimes dense pages with Ex Keith Talent steals from gullible old women, ingnores cheats on his wife with one of his numerous girlfriends one of which is a 16 year old prostitute managed by her mother , gets drunk all the day long Amis has his moments of insight and there are some moving and excitable passages but just as often he overplays his hand with excessively flowery and sensitive [...]

    27. It s a Martin Amis book You will feel kind of defiled and filthy after reading it, but also sharper and challenged I read this book aloud to my girl years back, and for months afterward we would both horse around and try to talk like Keith Talent He really is one of the most memorable in a long line of Amis scumbags Rather dangerous, but the book sort of builds him up, deflates him and makes him seem rather pathetic, though not as much so as Money s John Self, for example.The scenario here is ve [...]

    28. Six and darts and MarmadukeMartin Amis uno scrittore talentuoso, infatti L informazione un libro molto brillante e divertente Questo London fields invece mi ha molto deluso, dal titolo evocativo alla copertina della prima edizione italiana, che potevano evocare spazi aperti e malinconici o aperti e metropolitani, un po azzurri nella combinazione distanza crepuscolo.Sulla quarta di copertina una quantit di testate autorevoli strillano al capolavoro poich il libro del 1989, non mi resta che ipotiz [...]

    29. A hyperbolic sledgehammer of a book, vicious and vitriolic It is a wonderfully inventive post modern crime story, with a broad and vivid cast of London life, that sadly rings a little too true I m not a big Amis fan, but I loved London Fields While written in the late 80s, it still feels highly relevant today Perhaps it would have seemed less so in the middle of Blair s premiership, but the new age of austerity suits book just fine The dread of imminent apocalypse a touch of JG Ballard there, pa [...]

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