Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminalthey'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
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.29(d)|
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.
Date of Birth:August 25, 1949
Place of Birth:Oxford, England
Education:B.A., Exeter College, Oxford
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is possibly the best novel I have read in my life. The main character Richard is stunning, smart,well read, a master of the English language, like Amis himself, who is a superb stylist. If you want to read a book, in which you will reread sentences just because they are so luscious, read this.
Amis is orbiting way out there in the Galaxy somewhere, miles ahead of any other author writing today. This sly, sharp and savvy work shows us all just how far the Written Word can be pushed, when it is harnessed to a writer of palpable Humanity who is never-the-less well aware of the ludicrous nature of much of modern life, with all its celebrity obsession and perpetual self-awareness. Somehow - I know not how - this ironic and knowing tale of literary envy and self-regard transcends its own modus operandi. The understated ending is both unbelievably sinister and yet triumphantly dignified, a glorious, howling encapsulation of where we as a global society now stand, and where and how we might advance in the new millennium. I for one cannot wait to see where Amis takes us next.