If this really is the last of Sinclair’s London, as the title suggests, then he’ll leave you wanting moreby Peter Robins / August 15, 2017 / Leave a comment
by Iain Sinclair (Oneworld, £18.99)
Iain Sinclair’s walks in and around London have been famous for at least 20 years now—they became his avowed subject in his 1997 book Lights Out for the Territory, having underpinned another two decades or so of poetry and fiction before that.
It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that many of his walking companions on the essayistic excursions of The Last London seem distinctly aware that they’re in an Iain Sinclair book. One is writing an account of his own for a little magazine; two more, in a chapter on cyclists, protest against Sinclair’s angry essay on the subject published in the London Review of Books.