Infinite Jest

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‘A creator of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything’ New York Times

‘Wallace is a wonderful comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight’ James Woods, Guardian

‘He induces the type of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up . . . He is damn good’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

‘One of the crucial best books about addiction and recovery to appear in contemporary memory’ Sunday Times

Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students on the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the seek for the master copy of INFINITE JEST, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers turn into entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .

‘Wallace’s exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of up to date American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a wonderful comedian of culture’
James Wood, GUARDIAN

‘A creator of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything’ New York Times

‘Wallace is a wonderful comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight’ James Woods, Guardian

‘He induces the type of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up . . . He is damn good’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

‘One of the crucial best books about addiction and recovery to appear in contemporary memory’ Sunday Times

Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students on the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the seek for the master copy of INFINITE JEST, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers turn into entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .

‘Wallace’s exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of up to date American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a wonderful comedian of culture’
James Wood, GUARDIAN

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