Tuesday, August 7, 2007


I like reading collections of essays from time to time. Like short stories they are a particular art form that goes through peaks and troughs. Recently I just finished reading A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace. Some people might know him as the author of Infinite Jest amongst other works.
Wallace tackles a wide range of subjects which include junior tennis, television and fiction, literary criticism and going on a cruise through the Caribbean (this is where the title comes from). Wallace approaches each subject with his trademark wit, but as the essay on literary criticism shows there is a fierce intellect behind it.

A good read which made me laugh, and a book you can dip into slowly and take your time with.

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