Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Publish date: December 1st 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
This isn't a review of the essays, because they're obviously incredible, but just to say that I listened to this as an audio book on a long car ride and it was such a great experience. I definitely recommend it, whether you've already read this collection or not. I know audio books are a contentious...
A bit uneven. DFW is of course at his best when describing the absurd byways of contemporary American society and culture (I enjoyed "Big Red Son", "Up, Simba" and "Host" most of what's in this collection), but I find I've grown a bit less patient with the often quite bland philosophizing that he se...
I don't think there is anything new I can say about David Foster Wallace - he is brilliant and funny and manages to both go over my head and stay down to earth at the same time. I'm really glad I read this collection of essays before tackling Infinite Jest, kind of like stretching before a marathon...
Commenting, reviewing or adding to something that David Foster Wallace has written is few notches above my abilities. There are some writers that you like and some others that you love, but there are very few that you really respect. Foster is probably the only writer for whom I have great respect, ...
David Foster Wallace seems to have had the ability to take any topic and make it acutely interesting, revealing an intense devotion to whatever it is he had decided to (or agreed to) write about. This couldn't be more true in this collection of essays, which included, among other topics, his experi...