This is not an easy read. Dense and packed with rich, often playful language, it is a satire, a memento mori and a scathing indictment of modern literary criticism. The best analysis I've found of the book is here, by Martin Locock: http://locock.blogspot.com/2006/07/revengers-comedy-interpreting.html and for anyone interested, I suggest they read it. It will help, however, to tell you that the 'information' in question is, as Locock asserts: "...not death as such; the information is the knowledge of one’s own mortality." Indeed.