A devastating satire of literary life, as the unpublished and unpublishable Richard Tull plots the downfall of his stratospherically successful friend and fellow novelist Gwyn Barry. How can one writer hurt another where it really counts -- his reputation? This is the problem facing novelist Richard Tull, contemplating the success of his friend and rival Gwyn Barry. Revenger's tragedy, comedy of errors, contemporary satire, 'The Information' skewers high life and low in Martin Amis's brilliant return to the territory of 'Money' and 'London Fields'.
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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
"Mr. Amis is his generation's top literary dog...Dazzling...You're never out of reach of a sparkly phrase, stiletto metaphor or drop-dead insight into the human condition...Mr. Amis goes where other humorists fear to tread...Look out, Flaubert! Look out, Joyce!" --The New Your Times Book Review
"This is Amis' best work to date...Funny, angry, caustic and brilliant." --The Montreal Gazette
"Talent of a very high order...Darkly funny...vastly sophisticated...A particularly ingenious masterpiece of comic plotting." --The Toronto Star
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Book Description Flamingo. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0006548830. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1005544
Book Description Flamingo, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006548830