Infinite Jest is a piece of fiction by David Foster Wallace that has been widely critically acclaimed.
Set in an addicts’ house and a tennis academy, the book explores questions around how entertainment now dominates our lives.
It talks about how our desire for entertainment affects how we connect with others and how the kind of pleasures we indulge in speaks a lot about us.
With its non-linear narrative, it is one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
It is definitely a tough book. You start it having no clue of what is happening. There are events in the book that happen in the opening pages but are explained by the end of the book.
But David Foster Wallace creates portraits of millennial America overdosing on drugs, entertainment, and self-gratification in a manic prose that makes it an amazing piece of literature.
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