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Broom of the System is a good starter novel from Wallace.
He can write, that's for sure, but none of the characters did anything or went anywhere in the story or seemed believable, likable or relatable in any way.
The book has other glimmers of joy in it, no doubt, but all in all I just didn't want to read it very much.
While I enjoy the writing style, it's tough to keep up with such idiosyncratic names in an audiobook format. Also - whoever chose to blast surf rock at the end of each disk... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Wesley K. Long
My favorite book of all time - Audible edition!
I listen to it once a year like some people watch their favorite movie every year.
Funny, clever, fast, intriguing with a challenging ending that took me 2 readings to begin to understand. Parts of this book crept into my dreams. Definitely worth a read!Published 1 month ago by Kensingtonian
Seems like it was written during a manic episode, with very little art, style or meaning.Published 2 months ago by Kathleen M. Foley
I dived into this, meta cognizant of the fact that this book was A: Not infinite jest. And B: A work of pure juvenilia, written well before his aforementioned mangnum opus was even... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Trevor Clark
When I was a young, innocent child of the simple age of eleven, I stumbled upon a pony adamantly chomping on freshly plucked apples from my mother's orchard. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ellis
I have been obsessed with David Foster Wallace because his writing is audacious, unique, and so linguistically creative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nancy Brisson
This is probably my favorite DFW book--possibly my favorite book of all time. A lot of his books are confusing in the beginning because he does not have a traditional writing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Cundey
My son loves Wallace and wow, what a read. It is like Tom Waits in suburbia, and that's good. Broom of the System is a good starter novel from Wallace.Published 7 months ago by NotThePainter