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I suppose I can see why some people would like his work in general and this book in particular.
The imaginative writing style and laugh out loud humor transport me into the mind of a great and strange writer.
I think people are getting all riled up about the cohesiveness of the story because the book is 1000 pages long.
INFINITE JEST is, at its core, about the quest for sincerity and purity in an age of cynicism and easy intoxication. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Al Nance
I think IJ may be the best novel ever written. The writing is, quite simply, astonishing.
Different characters' chapters are written to fit their personalities and... Read more
This is a great book for book nerds. If you are interested in different styles and literary techniques and a secondary attention to storytelling, this is it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Bruno Laze
So it's a little hard to take a guy seriously when he's trying so very hard to convince you of his overwhelming erudition, insight, and prophetic powers when he can't even predict... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ryan D
The first two hundred pages are pretty tedious because the book is written out of sequence and you have no idea what's going on. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Monica
This came highly recommended and is a great read. Truly thought provoking and stays with you. i would totally gift this.Published 11 days ago by Shawn
Just finished reading IJ, after close to two years of struggling through it. I will readily admit the journey was worth the time consumed. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Mark L.
It's instructive that amidst all the "I understand this and it's so profound" hero-worship Amazon reviews that attend this novel, Wallace privately conceded to best bud Jonathan... Read morePublished 21 days ago by The Man in the Hathaway Shirt
I know it's bloody hard to write a book and send it forth like an innocent into the cruel world. For that reason alone, I have never, ever given a book one star. Read morePublished 27 days ago by cfpaige