cover image London Fields

London Fields

Martin Amis. Vintage Books USA, $15.95 (480pp) ISBN 978-0-679-73034-7

In this very British tale, femme fatale Nicola Six manipulates racist, sexist scoundrel Keith Talent and well-mannered, naive Guy Clinch as an omniscient narrator/novelist spies on the trio in order to develop his book. ``Relentlessly bitter, often brutally funny, hypnotically readable, it may also be quite opaque in places to an American readership,'' said PW. Author tour. (Apr.)