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These eclectic interests are enhanced by an eye (and nose) for detail: "I have seen sucrose beaches and water a very bright blue. I have seen an all-red leisure suit with flared lapels. I have smelled what suntan lotion smells like spread over 21,000 pounds of hot flesh . . ." It's evident that Wallace revels in both the life of the mind and the peculiarities of his fellows; in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again he celebrates both. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Brilliant, spot on observations, with descriptive and witty commentary. Very funny at times, and also quite compelling in his understanding of the tragedy of the human condition. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sasha Jones
The title story is great. Started the Fair one, couldn't get through it. Not so interested in reading the others.Published 1 month ago by Rachel Downey
Written brilliantly but too long for a journalistic critique of a cruise.Published 2 months ago by Alit Ezra
DFW was a genius. Plain and simple. And yes, he even got a Macarthur genius grant. The title essay is worth the price of admission here, especially if you compare it to the edited... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew L. Hall
I've always fought with David Foster Wallace, but lately his spirit has been kind to me, especially when reading this collection. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Leduc
These are very cleverly developed essays that will hook you and keep you reading about topics that you might not otherwise have chosen to learn about. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JRB