Joel's Reviews > This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

This Is Water by David Foster Wallace
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Apr 05, 10

Read in April, 2010

Don't BUY this book. Just read it in Borders or Barnes and Noble or Waterstone's. It's what I did and it took 10 minutes. It's just a commencement speech spread over 150 pages by giving each sentence its own page. It does make the speech flow more like...well, a speech, but buying this at any price is a ripoff. If you don't want to go outside and read it in the store, just read the speech online, as it's easy to find. I do think the book is a better way to absorb the speech, forcing you to skip from page to page, but that's about the only good thing I can say about it. Just find a way to read it, because it's fantastic.
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message 1: by Lila (new)

Lila Lamrabet Was waterstones for my benefit? :p


Joel Well, there are certainly no Waterstone's in America. :P


message 3: by C (new) - rated it 4 stars

C Haha waterstones.


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