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 - alexrichman - LibraryThing
Wonderful. Infinite Jest was an addictive book about addiction, and many have described this as an occasionally boring book about boredom ... but it never dragged for me. Disjointed, yes, but then if ... Read full review
Review: The Pale KingUser Review - Leo Robertson - Goodreads
Was well worth the re-read in paper. (It's a PALE KING on the cover! King of clubs!! Omg that's what it is haha) Quick! Name your favourite DFW footnote! Is it number 22 from Consider the Lobster like ... Read full review