The Information

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 Author À Martin Amis ✓ – johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 374 pages
  • The Information
  • Martin Amis
  • English
  • 22 February 2017
  • 0679735739

About the Author: Martin Amis

Martin Amis is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer His works include the novels Money, London Fields and The Information The Guardian writes that all his critics have noted what Kingsley Amis his father complained of as a terrible compulsive vividness in his style that constant demonstrating of his command of English and it s true that the Amis ness of Amis will be recognisable in any piece before he reaches his first full stop Amis s raw material is what he sees as the absurdity of the postmodern condition with its grotesque caricatures He has thus sometimes been portrayed as the undisputed master of what the New York Times has called the new unpleasantness.



      The Information
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 to plot the demise of Barry With The Information, Amis delivers a portrait of middle age realignment with verbal felicity and unbridled reach than anyone since Tom Wolfe forged Bonfire of the Vanities Houston Chronicle Free Download [ The Information ] By [ Martin Amis ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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  1. Glenn Russell says:

    I distinctly recall reading The Information when first published back in 1995 it was like being dragged through the rough street of London, forced to breathe secondhand tobacco smoke and smell the stale liquor breath of the novel s main character, forty year old book reviewer and greatest novelist in the world wannabe Richard Tull Also featured are a motley crew of other literary types and British lowlife at its lowest, a police lineup of mates and thugs taking street names such as Scozzy, Cr I distinctly recall reading The Information when first published back in 1995 it was like being dragged through the rough street of London, forced to breathe secondhand tobacco smoke and smell the stale liquor breath of the novel s main character, forty year old book reviewer and greatest novelist in the world wannabe Richard Tull Also featured are a motley crew of other literary types and British lowlife at its lowest, a police lineup of mates and thugs taking street names such as Scozzy, Crash, Belladonna, 13 and Darko I was so emotionally drained after the book s nearly four hundred pages, I had to take a break from fiction for weeks One doesn t read this Martin Amis novel so much as one lives it After my recent rereading along with listening to the audio book, most assuredly this is literary writing at its finest Martin Amis ren...

  2. Jessica says:

    I need to force myself to take a break from Martin Amis I m pretty sure I ve never felt so thoroughly repelled by yet drawn to a man I haven t slept with This creepily eroticized, one way relationship with a writer especially one with such an uncomplicatedly obnoxious public persona is embarrassing, and I shouldn t feed into it I also probably shouldn t broadcast it on the Internet, but what can I do Is this a common response to this particular author Based on talks with a few people, I t I need to force myself to take a break from Martin Amis I m pretty sure I ve never felt so thoroughly repelled by ye...

  3. Manny says:

    The great thing about Goodreads is that it lets all us bibliophiles share our common love of books It s so wonderful to meet someone else who s appreciated the book the same way as you have You thought you were the only person in the world who d seen it that way, and now there are two of you And they even gave you a new angle on that character, and recommended a similar book that you didn t know existedThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodrea The great thing about Goodreads is that it lets all us bibliophiles share our common love of books It s so wonderful to meet someone else who s appreciated the book the same way as you have You thought you were the only person in the world who d seen it that way, and now there are two of you And they...

  4. Brian says:

    As a species we are daily bombarded assaulted, really by data An amorphous amalgamation of facts, bon mots, things of interest , learnings these events are provided in an unending stream of noise, provided to us regardless of whether we ve invited this data or no Along this continuum of static our brains run a filter program to winnow nuggets of relevance to our beings and discard the rest This is The Information This is what Martin Amis shows us, in lurid satire, that try as we might, As a species we are daily bombarded assaulted, really by data An amorphous amalgamation of facts, bon mots, things of interest , learnings these events are provided in an unending stream of noise, provided to us regardless of whether we ve invited this data or no Along this continuum of static our brains run a filter program to winnow nuggets of relevance to our beings and discard the rest This is The Information This is what Martin Amis shows us, in lurid satire, that try as we might, we don t control Information, it controls us.Amis protagonist is Richard Tull, a real piece of work And by piece of work , I mean piece of shit Not since A Confederacy of Dunces can I remember another character so loathsome It shows Amis enormous talent that he can create so many different ways to convince us that Tull is terrible even though he starts the book with a wonderful paragraph showing us Tull s humanity and frailty Tull is consumed by the green monster, hating that his lif...

  5. MJ Nicholls says:

    Original Review This scathing and outrageously eloquent satire on literary envy is clearly Mr Amis s magnum opus Amis probes with excruciating minutiae every nook and cranny of the writer s psyche, leaving no area of the literary life unflamed with his blowtorch of masterful prose, hilarious wit, and Nabokovian wordplay Even when Amis does the proles his writing is still at its mesmerising peak This is a book writers everywhere will adore hopefully blasting a few scribes from their ego cl Original Review This scathing and outrageously eloquent satire on literary envy is clearly Mr Amis s magnum opus Amis probes with excruciating minutiae every nook and cranny of the writer s psyche, leaving no area of the literary life unflamed with his blowtorch of masterful prose, hilarious wit, and Nabokovian wordplay Even when Amis does the proles his writing is still at its mesmerising peak This is a book writers everywhere will adore hop...

  6. W.D. Clarke says:

    I know that this is one of the most polarizing books from a very polarizing author, but it is one of my touchstones, and I consider it severely underrated I first read it when it came out in 95, and it has stuck with me ever since Re reading it now, it has lost none of its power on every single page there are at least five sentences that make me catch my breath If you dislike the trope of hyperbole Amis chief weapon in his war on the cliches that our lives have turned into , look elsewher I know that this is one of the most polarizing books from a very polarizing author, but it is one of my touchstones, and I consider it severely underrated I first read it when it came out in 95, and it has stuck with me ever since Re reading it now, it has lost none of its power on every single page there are at least five sentences that make me catch my breath If you dislike the trope of hyperbole Amis chief weapon in his war on the cliches that our lives have turned into , look elsewhere, but for me this book is easily the equal of the muchcelebrated Money and London Fields.I think I will be coming back to scratch and re scribble this review until this book is finished with me I can t see that happening anytime soon, and am already plotting anothe...

  7. Eric says:

    You really have to go back to Nabokov to find writing this exuberant Richard sat in Coach His seat was non aisle, non window and above all non smoking It was also non wide and non comfortable Hundreds of yards and hundreds of passengers away, Gywn Barry, practically horizontal on his crimson barge, shod in prestige stockings and celebrity slippers, assenting with a smile to the coaxing refills of Alpine creekwater and sa...

  8. R. says:

    October 18, 2006Martin Amisc oJonathan Cape LtdRandom House UK Ltd20 Vauxhall Bridge RoadLondon SW1V 2SAEnglandDear Mr Amis,I had the pleasure of reading The Information this past August while living in a motel room in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh Reading, and wandering the parking lot of Star City, an abandoned movie theater, were my sole diversions while waiting for a replacement windshield wiper to arrive at the local auto parts store Your book was a sanity saver a October 18, 2006Martin Amisc oJonathan Cape LtdRandom House UK Ltd20 Vauxhall Bridge RoadLondon SW1V 2SAEnglandDear Mr Amis,I had the pleasure of reading The Information this past Aug...

  9. Kaung Myat Han says:

    What a let down Painful, it s just painful to read I hugely liked his other book, The Rachel Papers but this one The Information seems to have no plot, none at all and Martin Amis seemed to be trying to amuse himself by writing such extraordinarily arranged and crafted passages of English vocabulary and words I must admit he writes beautifully But there needs to be a plot Otherwise, it s just plain boring Books, unlike movies, take up a lot of your time and time is a commodity that peo What a let down Painful, it s just painful to read I hugely liked his other book, The Rachel Papers but this one The Information seems to have no plot, non...

  10. Brent Legault says:

    I wanted to quote something here, some line of particular wit or genius, but once I started that I wouldn t know where I d be able to quit One quote or quip would naturally lead to another and then another a...