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Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
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Apr 16, 2010

really liked it
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Read from May 21 to June 06, 2010

I couldn’t help hearing a cry for help in every story by David Foster Wallace. The fact that the author committed suicide sat on my shoulder and nudged me at every disparaging word (of which one should expect in a book entitled Ovlivion). But just like a BP worker might want to pass by an oil covered sea turtle, I ignored his calls and instead enchanted myself with his rich prose and got lost in a copse of trees while following one of his full-to-the-brim sentences. I’ve added everything I could find that he’s written to my “to-read” list.
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Puck Paderau That's exactly what I was thinking as I was struggling to write a review of the book. Every story made me feel really uneasy. I felt that the internal and external world of each character was slightly terrifying and distorted, and it all sort of fell into place.

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