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Infinite Jest: Part II | [David Foster Wallace]

Infinite Jest: Part II

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.
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"Pratt is a startlingly good narrator, dry and expressive, with the kind of vocal control that evokes dozens of characters with only slight but very distinctive variations of accent and affect.... Pratt hears the humor in Wallace's work, and lets you in on the joke without resorting to overheated wackiness. His control and stamina are impressive." (John Schwartz, The New York Times Book Review)

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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

©1996 David Foster Wallace (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    "Infinite Jest "Best book ever""
    If you could sum up Infinite Jest: Part II in three words, what would they be?

    Best book ever


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's all good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You can not make a film of this book. And I hope nobody ever trys


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    I am sorry and happy to announce : "this is the best book ever written."

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    "No Part I??"
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    This is ridiculous. Part I isn't available only Part II and nowhere is that made clear.

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