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Summary ñ The Information 102 ß Once close friends writers Gwyn Barry and Richard Tull now find themselves in fierce competitionWhile 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 waOnce close friends writers Gwyn Barry and Richard Tull now find themselves in fierce competitionWhile Tull has spiralled into a mire of literary obscurity and belletristic odd jobs Barry’s atrocious at. 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 think it might be Amis has some undeniable gifts but he's deeply flawed; there might be something uniuely addictive about his mix of talent and failure I find Amis's books wildly entertaining moronic poorly structured imaginative insightful glib pretentious annoying hilarious moving infuriating clever compelling and inevitably profoundly very disappointing And there is something about that disappointment that keeps me coming back for I can't explain why my confusion about Amis translates into a compulsive desire to read of him so I'll save that one for therapy Or likely for my next Amis review

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Tempts at novels have brought him untold success Prizes prestige and wealth abound and from far below Tull can only watch stewing in tormentUntil that is resentment turns to revenge Consumed by the uesti. 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 Goodreads policy reasons

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The InformationOn of how one writer can really hurt another Tull’s uest for an answer will unleash increasingly violent urges on both writers’ lives‘A funny vicious portrait of literary London’ Evening Standard. 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