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.
Actually, after all the hype it was really quite boring. I never finished it.Published 5 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago by Jean-Benoit Lelievre
The winds of ruin...
Bluster 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 8 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 8 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 11 months ago by StevenWayne1206
Nothing in life will gain a person more admiration and respect as much as his death. In the days and weeks following the death of a well-known public figure, it seems nearly... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Camden Gaspar