The Information

The Information

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Once close friends, writers Gwyn Barry and Richard Tull now find themselves in fierce competition.

While Tull has spiralled into a mire of literary obscurity and belletristic odd jobs, Barry's atrocious attempts at novels have brought him untold success. Prizes, prestige and wealth abound, and from far below Tull can only watch, stewing in torment.

Until, that is, resentment turns to revenge. Consumed by the question of how one writer can really hurt another, Tull's quest for an answer will unleash increasingly violent urges on both writers' lives.

`A funny, vicious portrait of literary London' Evening Standard
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 391g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099526697
  • 9780099526698
  • 120,910

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When Richard Tull, frustrated, failed novelist invited to tour America with this oldest friend, internationally bestselling novelist Gwyn Barry, to record the event, his envy and humiliation are complete. He sets out to gather the information that will destroy his best friend and pull his career down around his ears. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the, both men are being watched by a psychopathic ex-con and a young thug who have staked out their homes--watching their wives, watching Richard's small boys, the twins--waiting until the time is right...
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Review Text

"A funny, vicious portrait of literary London"
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"A book of brilliant energies, a comedy of enraged passions. Amis's writing shares the grandeur of the big American writers" * The Times * "Martin Amis is an iconic figure. He cracks out memorable sentences like a ringmaster in the circus of the grotesque. He is the good-looking bad guy of late-twentieth-century Eng Lit - faster on the phrase than any of the other inky cowboys on the streets" "Amis has made previous incursions into the grubby end of Ladbroke Grove and the infection of urban self-pity. But he's never been quite so funny about it" * Independent * "Young men adore Martin Amis and older ones envy him. Many imitate him. Many want to be him. He can be cool and raw, smart and cool. He's sexy, but that's not all. Now we want the Information" * Observer * "A funny, vicious portrait of literary London" * Evening Standard *
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About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.
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6,451 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (2,107)
3 28% (1,777)
2 12% (745)
1 7% (432)
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