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What the community says about Infinite Jest
- "I feel like there's been so much written about this book, that it almost seems impossible to try to add anything new to this discussion. However, I will try to lay out reasons to buy/not buy this book as well as a few things people might want to know before jumping into this kind of commitment. INFINITE JEST isn't for everyone, and I don't mean that in a condescending or patronizing way: it will certainly appeal to some people's sensibilities much more than others."
- "As someone who enjoys philosophical topics to ponder, I love this book! It really makes you question why we feel the need to be constantly entertained, and how that has grown & evolved over time. Like Shakespeare suggests in his writing, it makes you think about the vanity of life.""Infinite Jest makes allusions to Shakespeare's Hamlet with its title. The book takes much inspiration from the Bard's classic work. It is a great story with some inspiration taken from Hamlet as it focuses on a tale of redemption for a messed-up family. "
- "Infinite Jest is truly one of the most overrated books I've ever read. I enjoy David Foster Wallace's essays, but this book is something else entirely. It's like it was written by a know-it-all who used a thesaurus on every work to make himself sound smarter. I understand what the author was trying to do, but it does not work. "
- "A great book for people with ENTP personalities is Infinite Jest. It is a postmodern novel by David Foster Wallace. It is composed of four different narratives, all connected through a fictional film entitled Infinite Jest. What makes it stand out is it 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."