Review: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

Editorial Review - - Alexis Burling

David Foster Wallace's latest offering is a smorgasbord of expository essays on seemingly randomly tiedtogether subject matters with little or no connection, aside from the fact that Wallace wrote them, either for previous publication elsewhere (Rolling Stone, Gourmet) or for possible publication in a future collection such as this one. The essays vary in both length and strength, and while some ... Read full review

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I may never eat another lobster again! I grabbed this book because of its strange title to be pleasantly surprise with his deft portrayal of human consumption and issues associated with our lobster infatuation. This essay will resonate with you.
What I wasn't expecting was the large percentage of the book devoted to the pornography industry. In a tasteful essay, the author examined the porn industry and explains some it is aspect to the largely ignorant. This book could have easily been called "Consider the Porn", but I think that "Consider the Lobster" probably exposed a whole different group of a topic that they would not have normally read about. Buying a book called "Consider the Porn" might be a deterrent to most folks.
I plan on reading more of David Fosters Wallace works in the future.

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