Infinite Jest (Paperback)
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Infinite Jest (Paperback)

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Paperback 1104 Pages / Published: 05/06/1997
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By turns scary, profound, hilarious and downright weird – sometimes all on the same page – David Foster Wallace’s sprawling epic catalogues the American psyche through militant tennis academies, bohemian addiction recovery clinics and a lost movie so powerful it can transport the viewer to catatonic nirvana. A staggering, singular achievement from a much missed talent.

'A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything' - The New York Times

Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349121086
Number of pages: 1104
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 195 x 131 x 50 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Wallace is a superb comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight' - James Woods, The Guardian

'He induces the kind of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up... He's damn good' - Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

'One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory.' - The Sunday Times

'A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything' - The New York Times

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“A work of genius”

I read this book about five years ago now, and, while it is a cliche the likes of which I don't think that David Foster Wallace would approve of, it is a novel that I've never fully been able to get out of... More

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“Infinite Jest”

Quite simply the greatest novel of its author's generation. But then again, "quite simply" doesn't do this justice. It's funny, maddening, enlightening and heart-breaking all at once.... More

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“See you next year”

To be honest I've read about fifty pages and enjoyed them. The author constantly surprises- the seemingly trivial revealed in a fresh light. I have a feeling I will very slowly finish this - like a familiar... More

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