What are the best books written by David Foster Wallace?

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    #1Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest is a postmodern novel by David Foster Wallace. It is composed of four different narratives, all connected through a fictional film entitled Infinite Jest. The book is known for its unconventionality in style.

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    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "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."
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    #2A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments is a nonfiction book written by David Foster Wallace. This was originally published in 1996.

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    Deborah Reid
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a very fun commentary but also complex. It is much more than humor. It has insight and can also be deeply philosophical. I would recommend it as light reading but it can also double as something to chew on."
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    #3The Broom of the System

    The Broom of the System
    The Broom of the System is David Wallace's postmodern satirical novel about Lenore Breadsman and her great-grandmother who has disappeared with 25 other oldies from the Shaker Heights Nursing Home.
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    Brenda Jacobs
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The book is very useful"
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    #4The Pale King

    The Pale King

    The Pale King is a contemporary fiction novel written by David Foster Wallace and edited by Michael Pietsch. This book is an unfinished novel of the author. It was originally published in 2011.

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    Linda Sanchez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Pale King draws you get from the start, Wallace has a way with words that brings the story to life,and you immerse yourself into the different situations. The book is very philosophical and has at times strong opinions. Don't let the IRS theme scare you away. It is a little rough around the edges because he did not get to complete it,however, it still makes for an interesting read."
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    #5Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

    Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

    Brief Interviews with Hideous Men is a collection of short stories written by David Foster Wallace. This was originally published in 1999. This American literature features stories like the portrayal of a mental state of a woman.

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    Lawrence Welch
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #6Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

    Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
    Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays is a collection of hilarious essays written by David Foster Wallace. It has many other topics, including an award for a female performer, a presidential race, and whether lobsters feel pain. 
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    Sandra Baker
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Fun and funny. A very entertaining read."
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    #7This Is Water

    This Is Water

    This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace is a nonfiction psychology book which was originally published in 2009.

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    Judy Phillips
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Brilliantly put together. When I feel like being inspired, this just makes my day."

Summary

Best What are the best books written by David Foster Wallace
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Infinite JestBooks 15 Paid
2A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do AgainBooks 11 Paid
3The Broom of the SystemBooks 10 Paid
4The Pale KingBooks 8 Paid
5Brief Interviews With Hideous MenBooks 5 Paid
6Consider the Lobster: And Other EssaysBooks 4 Paid
7This Is WaterBooks 1 Paid
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