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King of the City

Michael Moorcock

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Moorcock returns to his beloved London, in a novel that captures the wild heart and dangerous living of the greatest city in the world.

Moorcock's second great London novel - and thematic sequel to MOTHER LONDON - returns to print in a newly revised edition.

The death of Princess Di heralded a spring clean of the soul. And the dirt we wanted off our coffee tables was the kind of salacious exposure tabloid paparazzo photographer Denny Dover had made a fortune out of. Now he's out of work and moving to the godforsaken wastes of Skerring on the South coast to lick his wounds. A former rock star, this East End lad-made-good lived it up with the best of them.

But his childhood friend, hugely wealthy magnate Sir John Barbican-Begg (deceased, allegedly) is resurrecting events from a past littered with dysfunction and greed, sex, rock and roll and a ton of drugs. Denny's life encapsulates the fevered underground of a London teeming with contradiction and ambivalence, subversion and rage. Moorcock's hugely entertaining follow-up to his masterpiece MOTHER LONDON captured the spirit of our age as we staggered into the new millennium.

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Praise for King of the City

  • The greatest writer of post-Tolkien British fantasy

  • A supreme example of the fantasy genre and more - TIME OUT

  • Scenes of beauty and power, and serious ruminations on humankind's capacity for great dreams and profound horrors - LOCUS

  • a great, humane document - London Review of Books

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Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock is a giant in the field. He has been nominated for the Whitbread Award and is a past winner of the Guardian Award for Fiction, the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and many others

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