The Information by Martin Amis

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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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About Martin Amis

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Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.
Published January 26, 2011 by Vintage. 382 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Shifting his notoriously keen eye and exquisite wit from the Holocaust echoes of Time's Arrow (1991) to the dismal inanity of a failed writer's life, Amis comes up short of unqualified success- -this time, though, in a novel that's drawn a lot of attention, thanks to the gargantuan (by British st...

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Amis's new novel caused a considerable stir in Britain when the author left his longtime agent and publisher and entered a frantic auction process that left him with little financial gain and a lot of adverse publicity.

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Entertainment Weekly

THE INFORMATION — a book about literary envy and midlife crisis — comes tantalizingly close to being just that.

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USA Today

Gleick catalogs century-old complaints of too many books and too much information, then notes: "The old ways of organizing knowledge no longer work."

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London Review of Books

11 · 8 June 1995 From Gertraude Krueger It seems that in The Information, discussed by Julian Loose (LRB, 11 May), Martin Amis makes up with virtuosity of writing for what he lacks in originality of metaphor: readers of Julian Barnes may recall having already seen the ‘oyster into a parking met...

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Tottenville Review

Amis always fires up the critics, and one sometimes wants to ask: Now that you’ve reviewed the book’s publicity and the author’s life, would you care to comment on the new novel?

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