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.
Preemptive summary for the TL;DR folks:
Read this book! It very well could change your life forever. Read more
Very thought-provoking and fun! Felt like I was back in college in the best of ways!Published 1 month ago by Jordan
I thoroughly enjoyed D.F.W's "Water" commencement speech about taking responsibility for our experience of the events in our life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Lainhart
I loved the humor of these essays. DFW was a great loss to American literature.
The prose is challenging, with its obscure acronyms and multiple footnotes and parenthetical... Read more
I had high hopes for this author, based on third hand information from other writers who in retrospect I wasn't a fan of either. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beatrix Warbucks
Baroquely overwritten, but the observations are dead on and the myriad associations dazzling. Strunk and White be damned, read this and marvel!Published 3 months ago by Christopher Wiley