Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2010
Duration: 21 hours 40 minutes
The murderee is Nicola Six, a “black hole” of sex and self-loathing who is intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts; or the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. As Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London—and, indeed, the whole world—seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality.
“A comic murder mystery, an apocalyptic satire, a scatological meditation on love and death and nuclear winter…by turns lyrical and obscene, colloquial and rhapsodic.”--New York Times