Breathe To Read

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Book: Consider The Lobster and Other Essays

 Book: Consider The Lobster and Other Essays

Author: David Foster Wallace

Pages: 343

This is my 26th read for the year

In this collection of essays, Wallacs asks several questions:  Do Lobsters feel pain, Is Kafka actually funny?  What happens when adult film stars meet fans in person?  What was John McCain really like?  These are just some of the topics that are covered between pages of footnotes, side annotations, and provoking thoughts.

This was a pretty good book.  There is no doubt that Wallace is a talented writer.  I enjoyed the majority of the essays in this book - only a few I felt were just so so.  The essay about McCain is the longest in this book because Wallace was asked to follow him during his campaign.

I read this one for the Rory Gilmore challenge, and glad I did.  I might check out a few more of his works.

Stars: 4

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