Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

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

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

'One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory' Sunday 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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1104 pages
  • 131 x 195 x 50mm | 740g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349121087
  • 9780349121086
  • 2,453

Review Text

A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything NEW YORK TIMES
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Review quote

One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory. * SUNDAY TIMES * 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, GUARDIAN * Wallace is a superb comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight * James Woods, GUARDIAN * A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything * NEW YORK TIMES *
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About David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award.
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Rating details

75,744 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
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4 22% (16,841)
3 10% (7,308)
2 5% (3,648)
1 4% (3,024)
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