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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.

"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
April 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,104
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

strubiedo ,

Formulaic?!?

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

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

Noah Mussay ,

Infinite Jest

Where are the endnotes?!

MikeyTheVee ,

Stunning

An absolutely magnificent novel of epic proportions.

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