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 - asxz - LibraryThing
Some of these essays were a little frustrating. The footnotes thing can seem a little affected and a kind of literary alienation device, but the wit and the humanity tends to make it through regardless. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing
This was a great collection of non-fiction. The tone, style, and subject matter varies wildly from piece to piece. They each touch on separate issues with a philosophical basis and the one on McCain ... Read full review