Book :: Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
By: David Foster Wallace
Pages: 1079
Published: 1996
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
Rating: (3)


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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to...

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I did not enjoy this. True, I laughed out loud, and I kept the commitment to finish...but I do not understand the genius of this novel.

Dec 31st, 2017

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Jun 9th, 2015

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giant of a book. great for jail. if you go to jail, have someone send you this book. if you know someone in jail, send them this book. psychedelic for sure

Jul 30th, 2013

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