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And, unlike other authors, he doesn't do it in a cute or ironic way.
Written in his mid-20s, Wallace already demonstrates a piercing intellect coupled with a seemingly effortless and strikingly versatile writing ability.
All the stories in this collection were good, though of course some were more intricate or more fully wrought than others.
I'm sort of sad to finish this, it's the last of Wallace's fiction I haven't read. This collection, in a lot of ways, contains the seeds for all of Wallace's future novels and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jafrank
this book changed the way i view literature, in a way that few books have. It opened my eyes to new possibilities in writing and made me want to try a fiction class. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Metz
I truly enjoyed this book. It was not easy to read, a little bit flat in some places, especially the last story, but well worth it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by ariamohsclever
After finishing David Foster Wallace's Girl With Curious Hair, I had to step back awhile before reviewing in fear I would simply come across as an overzealous cheerleader yelling... Read morePublished 16 months ago by ConcupusAl
Collection of short stories, a lot of fodder for philosophical discussion. Was actually used as a textbook for my aesthetic philosophy course. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sam
I had not heard of David Wallace until I read his remarkable graduation address, "This is Water." I was hoping that this collection of short stories would convince me to make the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by CJA
Diverlery was prompt, in good condition, but just didn'y care for the story. Not my kind of read. someone else may love it, so good luck.Published 22 months ago by Big byer
So, is, like, the title story supposed to be anything OTHER than a blatant rip-off of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho (1991)? Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Crabby McGrouchpants
The Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of wonderful Wallace stories that prefigure his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Many are very 'accessible' and even transfixing. Read morePublished on March 27, 2012 by Stephen