The Information

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The Information

By Martin Amis

Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679735731, 374pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 1996

Description

Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has become a darling of book buyers, award committees, and TV interviewers, even as Tull himself sinks deeper into the sub-basement of literary failure. The only way out of this predicament, Tull believes, is the plot the demise of Barry.

"With The Information, Amis delivers a portrait of middle-age realignment with more verbal felicity and unbridled reach than [anyone] since Tom Wolfe forged Bonfire of the Vanities."--Houston Chronicle



About the Author
Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.


Praise For The Information

"Satirical and tender, funny and disturbing...wonderful." ?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"With The Information, Amis delivers a portrait of middle-age realignment with more verbal felicity and unbridled reach than [anyone] since Tom Wolfe forged Bonfire of the Vanities." ?Houston Chronicle

"The Information contains some of the most pleasantly wicked passages Amis has ever written.... Vicious fun." ?San Francisco Chronicle