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Infinite Jest

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

I Once Was Lost

I used to think that I'd read all the greatest books of today, and I may have been right. But from the first page to the last this stunning literary masterpiece captured my mind and held it in the vice grips of deep inner doubt, causing me to question my lifestyle, ins...
I used to think that I'd read all the greatest books of today, and I may have been right. But from the first page to the last this stunning literary masterpiece captured my mind and held it in the vice grips of deep inner doubt, causing me to question my lifestyle, inspiring change. This book is a mental catalyst, a lightning strike in the primordial ooze of the sub conscious. Read it, he knows where you live.

posted by Anonymous on February 14, 2001

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Thick

This book is thick. By that, I mean it does not really flow the way most stories do. The narrative tends to jump around in both location and time without any real cohesivness. While the author does have a great sense of humor (I laughed out loud a few times), the scatte...
This book is thick. By that, I mean it does not really flow the way most stories do. The narrative tends to jump around in both location and time without any real cohesivness. While the author does have a great sense of humor (I laughed out loud a few times), the scattered progression of the book makes it difficult to really get into.

I really want to finish reading this book because 1. I started it, and 2. it does have a great sense of humor, but I often find myself opting for other activities because I am just not that engrossed in the story. It does not make me want to read it.

After about 100 pages I am putting this book on hiatus and purchasing something new. I may still go back to it someday, but if you're looking for an engrossing tale with characters to whom you can relate, I'd try something different.

posted by MartialText on January 29, 2010

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

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    The Jest is on You

    I read about 300 pages before I realized the jest was on the reader for trying to slog through this ridiculous book. In other words, don't bother.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    What a wierd and brutal book

    I didnt understand the first sentencce i read

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