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Infinite Jest

Wallace, David Foster. Book - 1996 Fiction / Wallace, David, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Wallace, David Foster 2 On Shelf 1 request on 6 copies Community Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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A spoof on our culture featuring a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation house near Boston. The center becomes a hotbed of revolutionary activity by Quebec separatists in revolt against the Organization of North American Nations which now rules the continent.

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Please. Read the Footnotes. submitted by riestererc on November 30, 2011, 1:34pm Because they exist.
Try not to be entertained...

Exhausting But Rewarding submitted by jaegerla on July 5, 2017, 11:24am Not perfect, but great. Painstaking, but worthwhile.

Its pretty long! submitted by kernelenchilada on June 20, 2018, 3:25pm DFW was abusive, sure, but boy could he write a tome!

He'll make you work for it submitted by atpierce on June 30, 2018, 8:33am Aggressively clever. Footnotes to footnotes. All you expect from DFW.

I Mean Its Infinite Jest submitted by jmwink@umich.edu on July 29, 2019, 9:27am At some point in the mid-2000s having read Infinite Jest became a sort of status symbol among crunchy guys trying to impress English major girls. As a result, I think a lot of people avoid talking about having read it because they don't want to be lumped in with shitty dudes. The truth is, I get it. But I think the pendulum has swung too far. Infinite Jest is good. It's a book I enjoyed the experience of reading. Its exhausting and it's work to read, but the story is engaging and the social commentary deftly anticipates the future we now inhabit. Just try not to become a guy who's whole deal is they've read Infinite Jest, okay?

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PUBLISHED
New York : Back Bay Books, [2006], c1996.
Year Published: 1996
Description: 1079 p. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780316066525
0316066524

SUBJECTS
Compulsive behavior -- Fiction.
Addicts -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.