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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.
David Foster Wallace delivers some beautiful commentary on modern culture through fiction. While some readers may find these stories difficult to get through, it's worth the effort... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dictionaryfan
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 5 months 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 7 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 19 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 19 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 24 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 on October 24, 2012 by CJA