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  • Infinite Jest (Back Bay Books) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers (Foreword by)

    Infinite Jest

    Trade paperback, Back Bay Books
    2006
    English
    Tenth Anniversary ed.
    1,079 pages

    ISBN: 0316066524
    ISBN-13: 9780316066525

    A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball ... Show more

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Reviews of Infinite Jest

Overall customer rating: 5.000
lbs1
by lbs1 on Jun 12, 2009

I just discovered Wallace and believe me, all the praise is deserved. This is a fascinating interweaving of stories and styles - all of them in such a true voice. Can't believe he's gone. More

Moserary

Genius Found, Genius Lost

by Moserary on Jan 15, 2009

What genre of novel is Infinite Jest? Spy thriller? Coming of age? Science fiction? Pot boiler? Psychodrama? Sports tale? Political satire? Pharmacopoeia? Action adventure? Side-splitting comedy? Great literature? YES, to all of the above. I'm recommending this book to all of my friends because I want ... More

IamB

Mind Expanding Creativity

by IamB on Aug 14, 2008

As a producer of stuff, in my case music, I am confronted with how much product is out there that mine must endeavor to rise above to succesfully clamor for significant public attention. As a consumer, I am confronted with how much product is unspectacular, even if it does receive significant public ... More

greebs

Well worth the effort!

by greebs on Feb 15, 2007

The first two times I started this tome (it's over 1000 pages, plus an additional 300 pages of ENDNOTES), I gave up. It's twisted, confusing and schizophrenic in its pace. Whatever the reason, I gave the book a third chance - and persevered. It is completely worth the effort. The story - somewhat ... More

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