A NovelPaperback - 2006
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.
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2006.
Edition: Back Bay 10th anniversary pbk. ed.
Characteristics: xv, 1079 p. ; 24 cm.
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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016
Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.
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