Review

Infinite Jest

by David Foster Wallace

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.

Reviewed by on June 12, 2013

Infinite Jest
by David Foster Wallace

  • Publication Date: November 13, 2006
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316066524
  • ISBN-13: 9780316066525