Consider the lobster and other essays

343 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2005 by Little, Brown.

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5 stars (4 reviews)

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult-video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.

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3 stars

All in all a good read! except for the election campaign part which was a bit boring for me (It took me a while to read through this part), the rest is interesting, and thought-provoking.
The essays are written in a very personal (subjective) manner and it makes them very relatable, even if you don't agree with it.
I read the kindle version and read the footnotes separately which I regret, I think they should have been read at the same time!

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