Thursday, 2 March 2017
Pop-Up Review: Daniel Solomon reviews David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (2006)
And here's the first Pop-Up Review in celebration of World Book Day. Thanks to Daniel Solomon (English Lit & Creative Writing).
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest: Where to even begin. Ostensibly a 1100 page novel about a tennis academy, a rehab center and the geopolitical turmoil that follows the conglomeration of the USA, Canada and Mexico into a new tri-state über-nation, it is an obsessive look into the quotidian and minutae of American Life and a prophetic vision of our times told from the mid nineties. It's also hilarious, heartbreaking, draining, enriching and staggeringly erudite, and absolutely essential.