I highly recommend you first read Infinite Jest, one of the best ten books ever written, hands-down.
In another sense the book works very well as a way for fans of DFW--and people saddened by the loss of DFW--to spend just a little more time with the man.
The book is billed as a conversation between the late David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky, a Rolling Stone journalist and novelist.
Reading this book is like having a conversation with David Foster Wallace. That's because it is a conversation - it's the transcript of taped conversations the author had with DFW... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dictionaryfan
Actually, after all the hype it was really quite boring. I never finished it.Published 7 months ago by H. Brown
I read this book eagerly, but felt just a little disappointed in the end. It felt as if I hadn't gotten to know Wallace as well as I expected. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bob the norske
This is a great read. Really just a straight up interview between Lipsky & DFW over the course of 5 or so days during the Infinite Jest Tour. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andy Schmitt
I'm not too sure what this book was trying to accomplish. It's a bunched up series of interviews made in 1996, during the book tour for INFINITE JEST, that had to be condensed for... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jean-Benoit Lelievre
The winds of ruin...
Blusters across your eyes...
Always with you, always...
Oh, how you try to switch it... Read more
This is a great, fun read. I'm a fan of Wallace, and approached this one with trepidation. But there's nowhere, outside of Wallace's own canon, where you can get his voice, so fun... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert
I love this book. I bought it when I heard about the movie -- I like Eisenberg, but am embarrassed to admit I hadn't read DFW. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Th
In agreement with the featured "negative" review by Lucas Humble from 22 months ago on Amazon, I find this interview to be a transcript that is like watching grape Kool-Aid go up a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by WayneChicago