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Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 0316073857
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 377
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
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...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
1.0 Infinite Jest
The prime example for BWPBS (badly written, pretentious bullshit).Life's too short for books like this.
ed2drobinski
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...
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