The Information

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by Martin Amis
1996 / 372 pages
rating:   5 0ut of 10 / contemp lit

This is the third book in what is generally known as TheLondon Trilogy, with the books  Money and London Fields preceding it. They’re not connected by story-line, only by the fact they all take place in contemporary London and the themes,  tone and character “types” are essentially the same.   I’ve not read either of the other two.

In the book – a middle-aged writer named Richard Tull  is very, very jealous of his fabulously successful long-term friend Gwyn Barry.  Gwen Barry of the best-selling novels and drop-dead gorgeous wife.  Richard is so jealous he becomes obsessed with the idea of messing up Gwyn’s life in some way.   And he seeks “information” to either write up himself in one of his articles or reviews,  or to leak to the bottom-feeding press.  >>>>MORE>>>> 

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