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Infinite Jest: A Novel

Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is a labyrinthine mass of plot lines encompassing themes of addiction and recovery, popular entertainment, and tennis. It is a vast and sprawling novel whose challenge is not in the mere heft of 981 pages plus another 100 pages of endnotes. The challenge of reading Infinite Jest is in the linguistic complexities and stylistic experimentation for which David Foster Wallace is renowned, and more so in the intricacies of numerous narrative threads, the intersection of which don't all become apparent until the novel's end, and some not even then. [ full review ]