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Publisher Description

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

Fiction & Literature
April 13
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

strubiedo ,


LOL. That's even funnier than some of the hilarious parts of this book.

A ponderous read to be sure. But, certainly interesting.

fivebats ,

Probably the best format for this

It is great to be able to read this novel with a reader that has a dictionary and links to and from the (copious) end notes.

The only negative aspect is that the links back to the main text in the end notes do not always get you back to the page you were on in the main text. Probably a limitation of the epub format or the publishing system.

Yamajamawee ,

Not an easy read but worth it

Ok I have the hard copy, and if there are problems with the footnotes in iBook, it's even more cumbersome. That being said, this is one of the best books that I've ever read. Amazingly insightful about our modern society.

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