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Infinite Jest
By David Foster Wallace
10/10 from 1 review
Categories: American Fiction
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1 review
The longest novel about tennis
The best description of this hefty book I've seen was by A.O. Scott: "the longest novel about tennis ever published. It is also a dystopian political satire set on a North American continent menaced by paraplegic Quebecois terrorists and splintered into new territorial arrangements, the most wildly metaphorical anatomy of drug abuse since William Burroughs's Naked Lunch, and a tender, heartfelt, coming-of-age story." Some seem to hate the (once?) trendy Wallace, but I can't get enough of his writing and these wonderful interweaving stories have plenty of it. He creates a subtly different and believable almost-future, 10% of which is obsessive footnotes, and all of which is packed with ideas.
Rating: 10/10
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Posted by Phil on Fri, 20th July 2001, 11:41am
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