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Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest
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* The cult novel by one of America's most acclaimed authors, reissued with a fresh new jacket look
* The cult novel by one of America's most acclaimed authors, reissued with a fresh new jacket look
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349121086 (0349121087)
Publisher: Abacus Fiction
Pages no: 79
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Whip-fucking Smart: "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace
I'm about a hundred pages off finishing it for the second time, and I didn't even realise that February was the 10th anniversary. Either way, the second reading has been infinitely better than the first. There has been no grappling with the semantic and syntactical difficulties of the first read and...
ed2drobinski rated it
5.0 Infinite Reviews
Twenty years after publication and 2.5 billion reviews later it has to publicly appear both irrelevant and presumptuous for one to think that they might have something worth saying concerning this book and its author. That is undeniably the judgment before hearing the case for the defense. IJ is ...
The Blogging of a Book Addict
The Blogging of a Book Addict rated it
5.0 Infinite Jest
I am not being dramatic or exaggerating in any way when I tell you that reading Infinite Jest changed me as a person. When I first started this book, which I immediately began to refer to (semi)lovingly as The Thing, I wondered what the hell I had gotten myself into. It was 981 pages (plus 98 pages ...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
4.5 Review, or something resembling a review of something not really reviewable
Dense.This book is very dense. And very long.It takes a few hundred pages to get into Mr. Wallace’s narrative cadence and the story. The book, published in 1996, takes place in the near ‘alternate’ future US (mostly Boston) that just happens to be around the early 2010’s (i.e. Now).The majority of t...
Domhnall rated it
3.0 Infinite Jest
Okay: I admit my reading terminated on page 261. How much is enough for a fair trial? I started with good will but gradually slowed down and became distracted, took time out to read first one different book, then another. I can fully appreciate the qualities in the writing that might attract an ent...
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