Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
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 also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing
I absolutely loved David Foster Wallace's collection of essays in Consider The Lobster. 5 stars. I found that all of the essays were amazingly well written and thoughtful. This is top shelf reading ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - collinsdanielp - LibraryThing
Liked a few of these essays a lot. Authority and American Usage was my absolute favorite, but the insights provided concerning talk radio in Host, and the behind the scenes look at the McCain campaign ... Read full review