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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In doing so, Wallace approaches the work of the great Don DeLillo, who has a perfect ear.
This is a good collection of stories, written in his usual manner -- although fewer footnotes than previous works.
If you think Mr. Squishy is "tedious and goes nowhere," you are just not going to enjoy this book.
Want to now finish reading his other works, great imagination, what rich details, what a talent. There is truly a Creator that the world has been blessed with such mindsPublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This review is late as the book has been around some years however I could not let it pass without comment. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Crazy88Line Cook
David Foster Wallace was a genius. These stories are funny and brilliantly written. The Suffering Channel is the most incredible story... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sophisticated Whimsy
OBLIVION is composed of eight short stories--six of them fabulous--with overlapping themes. In "Mr. Squishy" and "The Suffering Channel", the hilarious Wallace shows... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ethan Cooper
I started my David Foster Wallace obsession several years ago (shortly after I learned of his suicide) while reading his masterwork, Infinite Jest. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Janet Schwartz
I think the most difficult and dense writings from wallace are within this collection. they are a wallace necessity. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dana ollestad
I have seen interviews with David Foster Wallace, and I listened to a portion of the commencement speech he gave to Kenyon College, so I know this man is thoughtful and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dabs
If you like DFW, you will thoroughly enjoy this collection of stories. The Suffering Channel is long and involved enough to have been a novella.Published 10 months ago by Daniel H. Melvin