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  • Martin Amis
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  • 01 May 2020
  • 9780679735731

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REVIEW The Information 108 READ ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Martin Amis 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 plo. Original ReviewThis scathing and outrageously elouent 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 clouds and patterns of lunacy in the process Amis was paid a whopping 500000 advance for this novel which he would spend on repairing his teeth In my opinion it was worth every penny In a canon of perpetual disappointments flops and follies this is the one true gem Additional FunkDid you know Martin originally intended to release a now suppressed novella Green Frog in 1994 as a taster for this book Here s the original cover art stolen from the Crusty Books website

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REVIEW The Information 108 READ ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Martin Amis 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 uestion novelist Richard Tull mills over for his friend Gwyn Barry. 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 liuor 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 renders memorable his blokes buggers dudes and dolts through searing description lively dialogue atmosphere mood setting dramatic tension coupled with reflections on solar systems and galaxies uasars and black holes upward evolution and downward spiraling especially midlife crisis all with the mastery of a virtuoso performing Paganini Mr Amis reports how the characters in a William Burroughs novel are the ironist s version of nature without nurture like Swift s Yahoos filthy treacherous dreamy vicious and lustful Curiously and perhaps even ironically irony suared such a portrayal is a near perfect fit for the men and women in The Information as if Martin Amis London has transformed itself into a late twentieth century Naked Lunch Interzone or one of Burroughs Cities of the Red Night Additionally Mr Amis biting satirical steak reminds me of yet another finely crafted tale this one featuring a host of upper and lower class Brits along with one down on his luck Septimus Harding of course its that well known much loved classic The Warden uite the feat Martin pulled off here the improbable combination of William Burroughs American style nihilism and Anthony Trollope British satire Back on our dastardly main character From all accounts Richard Tull could have been an absolutely first rate book reviewer and literary critic another James Wood or Michiko Kakutani or Eliot Fremont Smith but Richard would never ever come close to being satisfied with such low status book reviewing the slum district of the literary world He might as well write dust jacket blurbs for a publisher s marketing department Richard aspired to be nothing less than another James Joyce To this end he forged on with his latest unreadable tome entitled Untitled a novel with sixteen unreliable narrators sixteen and an entire chapter formulated as a burlesue of Alfred Tennyson s The Idylls of the King Sound like fun reading It s anything but fun in point of fact reading than ten pages of Richard s turgid overwrought mess would make you physically ill or even worse inflict neurological damage Exactly the fate of those unlucky ones in Amis book who submitted themselves to the torture of Untitled By the way nobody at Bold Agenda Richard s New York publisher actually read Untitled they simply wanted to balance out their list of dime store pulps with a bulky British novel that from all appearances could be deemed serious literature In addition to being a failed novelist Richard recognizes he could very easily be judged a failed man Richard peers into the bathroom mirror and concludes nobody in the history of the world deserves the face he has His hair scattered over his crown in assorted folds and clumps looked as though it had just concluded a course of prolonged and futile chemotherapy Then the eyes each of them perched on its little blood rimmed beer gut Debilitating and unflattering observations launched both by the narrator and Richard himself continue throughout the book regarding not only his face but also his tobacco liuor drug battered body his twisted cracked psyche his gulp sexual impotence Meanwhile his best friend a Welshman Richard met back in college by the name of Gwyn Barry writes to be read by the masses And he succeeds big time with his latest Amelior a novel about a group of well intentioned problem free young men and women who set off to establish their own rural community Now as Richard and many other readers with literary standards recognized Amelior is nothing than a watered down version of say Paulo Coelho s The Alchemist or Richard Bach s Jonathan Livingston Seagull as per Richard s reflections upon reading his friend s second novel Summertown was Gwyn s firstIf Richard had chortled his way through Summertown he cackled and yodeled his way through Amelior its cuteness its blandness its naively pompous semicolons its freedom from humor and incident its hand me down imagery the almost endearing transparency of its little color schemes its Tinkertoy symmetriesBut hey Richard hey highbrows literary types Gwyn Barry s Amelior hit the best seller list at number nine And what was Richard s response when reading the latest news of his closest and stupidest friend s rousing success He strode out of his den into the parlor where his little twin sons Marco and Marius were watching cartoons and gave Marco a good whack on the side of his head As Christopher Buckley wrote in his New York Times review probably the one and only instance of child abuse in all of literature that contains a tincture of humor And soon thereafter Richard began planing his revenge on Gwyn Barry Midway through the novel the narrator himself pops up bestowing a John Barth like metafictional spin to this sprawling urban tale a narrator bearing the name of Martin and possessing one particular physical trait worth emphasizing to readers he stands not much over five feet This snippet including how he was humiliated whenever his older brother arranged a blind date for him with a young lady who turned out to be tall the bad luck of Cupid s draw is all we need to comprehend Mr Amis bears a deep seated seething resentment over the fact he didn t shoot up like mum said he would back when he lived at home as a teenager nope Martin recognized he would forever remain a pipsueak one of the Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz condemned at least in his own mind to bursting into song each and every time he entered a room or walked down the street I represent the Lolly pop Guild The Lolly pop Guild The Lolly pop Guild Thus I have figured out the major reason why I found The Information such an emotionally draining read It is a true double whammy both the narrator and the main character spit their vitriol out on every single page More acrimoniousness toward other people and the world you will not encounter But still the writing is magnificent and gives the reader freuent occasion to shake one s head and laugh out loud Some junk novels were all about airports Some junk novels were even called things like Airport Why then you might ask was there no airport called Junk Novel Junk novels have been around for at least as long as non junk novels and airports haven t been around for very long at all But they both really took off at the same time Readers of junk novels and people in airports wanted the same thing escape and uick transfer from one junk novel to another junk novel and from one airport to another airport Martin Amis The Information

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REVIEW The Information 108 READ ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Martin Amis T the demise of BarryWith 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 Chronic. 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 saguinary burgundy with which his various hostesses strove to enhance his caviar tartlet his smoked salmon pinwheel and asparagus baruette his prime fillet tournedos served on a timbale of tomato and a tapenade of Castillian olives Gywn was in First