by Martin Amis
Category: Fiction / A - C
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10 June 1996
Number of pages: 496
A devastating satire of literary life, as the unpublished and unpublishable Richard Tull plots the downfall of his stratospherically successful friend and fellow novelist Gwyn Barry.
After all the hype, here is the only thing that matters - the work. Amis is incapable of writing a sentence that does not provoke, amuse or exasperate and his latest novel is a roller-coaster ride from start to finish. Ostensibly concerned with the relationship between a neglected writer and an over indulged hack, the novel's deeper concerns are universal - friendship, envy, ambition and the remorseless ability of time to reduce the grandest human illusion to dust. (Kirkus UK)
What the papers say:
'A book of brilliant energies, a comedy of enraged passions. Amis's writing shares the grandeur of the big American writers.' Malcolm Bradbury, The Times 'No one can hold a candle to Martin Amis.' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail 'A funny, vicious portrait of literary London.' Evening Standard 'Any other writer would kill to reach this high style. Amis can stroll the heights at his leisure -- the writing is on fire.' Allison Pearson '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.' Melvyn Bragg
Martin Amis's novels include 'The Rachel Papers', 'Money', 'London Fields' and 'Time's Arrow'. He is also the author of two collections of essays, 'The Moronic Inferno' and 'Visiting Mrs Nabokov'. His most recent book is 'Yellow Dog'. He lives in London.
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