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The Information - Martin Amis
The Information
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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,... show more
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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679735731 (0679735739)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 The Information
This is not an easy read. Dense and packed with rich, often playful language, it is a satire, a memento mori and a scathing indictment of modern literary criticism. The best analysis I've found of the book is here, by Martin Locock: http://locock.blogspot.com/2006/07/revengers-comedy-interpreting....
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