When Richard Tull, frustrated, failed novelist invited to tour America with this oldest friend, internationally bestselling novelist Gwyn Barry, to record the event, his envy and humiliation are complete. He sets out to gather the information that will destroy his best friend and pull his career down around his ears. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the, both men are being watched by a psychopathic ex-con and a young thug who have staked out their homes--watching their wives, watching Richard's small boys, the twins--waiting until the time is right...
About the Author
Martin Amis is the bestselling author of London Fields, Time's Arrow and Visiting Mrs. Nabokov.
"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!" —The New York Times Book Review
"This is Amis' best work to date...Funny, angry, caustic and brilliant." —The Montreal Gazette
"Talent of a very high order...Darkly funny...vastly sophisticated...A particularly ingenious masterpiece of comic plotting." —The Toronto Star
"A brilliantly funny and highly nasty tour of the British book world." —The Globe and Mail
"A masterpiece. Amis captures, more vividly than any writer of his generation, the pulse and feel of contemporary life...Amis's portrait of the literary world...is brilliantly damaging...A bloody good book." —Vogue
"[Amis's] best book...Unsparingly intelligent and witty, a satirical novel charged with sexual envy, artistic misgivings, and generalized self-loathing." —Elle