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Consider the Lobster : And Other Essays
Consider the Lobster And Other Essays
Author: David Foster Wallace
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humor? What is John Updike+s deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News+ Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious nonfiction.For this collection, David Foster Wal...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316156110
ISBN-10: 0316156116
Publication Date: 12/13/2005
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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David Foster Wallace is a writer for The New Yorker and other magazines. This is a collection of some of his articles. Many are expanded from their original form.

Reading Wallace is kind of like being in on someone' stream-of-consciousness. Footnotes, flow chart, inserted editorial comments - it *can* be very confusing but it is also very entertaining. I liked and could relate to some essays more than others, but everyone will probably feel that way.

I really enjoyed the book. I really felt like I was getting in to Wallace's mind. He actually is a *character* in this book. Definitely recommend for a good read and a break from the usual.
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Great book of essays. I completely enjoyed it.