In this exuberantly acclaimed collection he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.
"A supersonic delight, a full-scale harassment of the short story form.... David Foster Wallace is one badass fiction writer." -Benjamin Weissman, LA Weekly
"At just about the time this reviewer was putting on a black suit to attend the funeral of American fiction, David Foster Wallace showed up.... Wallace, like Nabokov, the writer whom he most resembles, has a seemingly inexhaustible bag of literary tricks." -Andrei Codrescu, Chicago Tribune
"A prodigiously inventive, hugely funny writer whose best work challenges and reinvents the art of fiction." -Greg Johnson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"In his eccentric obsessions and his sinister experiments, Wallace is beginning to resemble another mad scientist of American literature: Edgar Allan Poe. And his hideous men, like Poeís, are vexed by demons that haunt us all." I> -Adam Goodheart, New York Times Book Review
"A blistering series of satires on the intellectual vacuity and self-serving character of the contemporary culture of therapy." -Greg Burkman, Seattle Times
"Wallace can make you laugh out loud with his devilish wit." -George Gurley, Kansas City Star