Book Reviews of A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again : Essays and Arguments

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again : Essays and Arguments
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again Essays and Arguments
Author: David Foster Wallace
ISBN-13: 9780316919890
ISBN-10: 0316919896
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
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DFW is inconsistent. Some of his work is so intellectually dense as to be indecipherable. But many of his essays (such as the title essay of this work) are incredibly funny and astute. In fact, eponymous essay (about going on a cruise ship) is one of my favorites of all time - it's both clever and introspective at the same time.

Wallace has a very particular writing style, which I guess you either "get" or don't. But if you like intelligent, rambling, and witty observations, then you should take a look at this book. (If you're new to DFW, then I'd recommend Consider the Lobster first, but this is also a good starting point).
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HE'S NOT AS CLEVER AS HE THINKS, BUT I STILL GIGGLED PRETTY OFTEN
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For a booked that was marked as an "intellectual discourse" and humorous, I found this book woefully lacking in both true intellect and humor. His copious use of notes is superfluous and annoying.