The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GrlIntrrptdRdng - LibraryThing
I don't know how I feel about this book. It was mind numbingly, dull but thats also kind of the point of the book. So i hate it for being so fucking boring, but the author did a good job for what he ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KelAppNic - LibraryThing
Still reading. Saw that I started in April? I pick it up, I put it down. I read something else, or several something elses. Then I return. But it seems to me this has always been my process with David Foster Wallace. Is there any other way to read him, really? August 13th. Finally done! Read full review