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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments Paperback – February 1, 2010

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It's the kind of book you can't even put down while brushing your teeth. He's damn good. I take my hat off to him. GUARDIAN Enviably good. SUNDAY TIMES Like sea air, David Foster Wallace is so bracing. GLASGOW HERALD Brilliant. MAXIM

About the Author

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the author of Infinite Jest, Girl with Curious Hair, Everything and More, The Broom of the System, and other fiction and nonfiction. Among his honors, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus (UK) (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349110018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349110011
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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That Foster Wallace is a knowledgeable, cryptic, original and mutiphasetic author is no news, as revealed by the depth with which he addresses the numerous and diverse subjects he writes about. This book is a mixed salad of dissimilar subjects, and the title refers to just one of them The Suppposedly Fun Thing is one of the best satires I ever read, possibly because, same as the author, I would never thimk of joining one of those hideous Caribbean Cruises. I really enjoyed it a lot. The David Lynch essay must be wonderful for Lynchphilliacs but not so for the average film medium- knowledgeable reader.I occasionally like watching a tennis match, but found so many pages of tennismania essentially boring, same as the essays on journalism and TV. But the Fun Thing is terrific and worthwhile buying the book just to read that.
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The title story is a true work of art. It is a piercing paranoical review of modern pop culture. Wallace's writing is pure beauty, words dance with imagery.
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I love the humanity of DFW's approach to journalism. He balances self-consciousness with the confidence of someone who has mastered his craft; he reveals just enough of his personality to keep me enthralled with the story and with the human who's telling it. I love his short fiction, too; it does get dark, however, so if you'd rather experience the lighter side of a great observer read "A Supposedly Fun Thing."
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