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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.
A good story draws you in, leads you somewhere, moves you, fascinates you. It doesn't pin you to the wall and dump useless information all over you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark
DFW is not everyone's cup of tea, but I personally love how he thinks and writes. HIs mind (as glimpsed from his writing) awes me and at the same time scares me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott Senft
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 3 months 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 5 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 7 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 10 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 10 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 11 months ago by Dana ollestad