Slow Chocolate Autopsy
Cover of Slow Chocolate Autopsy.
Illustrated by David McKean
Slow Chocolate Autopsy: Incidents from the Notorious Career of Norton, Prisoner of London is a 1997 novel by Iain Sinclair and illustrated by David McKean. It concerns Norton who is trapped in space, within London's city limits, but not in time.
The book is in twelve parts, each one featuring Norton (nine of which are in the form of stories and three as a mixture of illustrations and photo-strips). His adventures include participating in the death of Christopher Marlowe, the Ripper murders, as well as more recent events that have shaped London.
The book can be considered an example of Psychogeography, which explores the specific effects of the geographical environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals.
Iain Sinclair's friend Alan Moore has included the character of Andrew Norton, the Prisoner of London, in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century. The character's physical appearance here is based on that of Sinclair himself.