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 a vicious 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 - alexrichman - LibraryThing
I don't know much about Kafka or Dostoyevsky. I found the American Usage book review stodgy in parts. But this is undeniably a phenomenal set of essays, with DFW showing he wasn't just one of the best ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jnwelch - LibraryThing
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays was an up and down experience for me. This was my first David Foster Wallace book, and it is undeniable that the guy was brilliant. I now know much better what a ... Read full review