The Daily Legion is a tabloid that peddles celebrity gossip and denounces asylum seekers.
However, its financial survival depends on the support of a brutal African government.
Recklessly defending this corrupt dictatorship, the newspaper faces off against Father Vivyan Chell, an Anglican monk and missionary who is working to overthrow the corrupt regime.
My Name Is Legion is a savage satire on the morality of contemporary Britain - its Press, its politics, its Church, its rich, its underclass.
Wilson's London is a bleak, if occasionally hilarious, place: murderous, lustful, money-obsessed and haunted by strange gods.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 03/02/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099457947
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Review by cliffagogo
Satire on the relationship between modern morality and the media, focussing on a fictitious tabloid newspaper and its shady proprieter. Wilson draws on his own experiences of the gutter press, even creating a thinly veiled parody of himself in the timid L.P. Watson. Great fun, and with a particularly poignant message.