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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446401828
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The Information

A new reissue series of Martin Amis's novels to mark his 70th birthday

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

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446401828
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

Martin Amis

Martin Amis was the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time’s Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. Amis died in May 2023.

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Praise for The Information

Talent of a very high order...darkly funny...vastly sophisticated... A particularly ingenious masterpiece of comic plotting

The Toronto Star

This is Amis' best work to date...funny, angry, caustic and brilliant

The Montreal Gazette

Mr. Amis is his generation's top literary dog...dazzling... You're never out of reach of a sparkly phrase, stiletto metaphor or drop-dead insight into the human condition...Mr. Amis goes where other humorists fear to tread... Look out, Flaubert! Look out, Joyce!

New York Times Book Review

A funny, vicious portrait of literary London

Evening Standard

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


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

A book of brilliant energies, a comedy of enraged passions. Amis's writing shares the grandeur of the big American writers

The Times

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