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The Library of Babel

A Spin-off of http://bookwormshead.blogspot.co.uk

Oblivion - David Foster Wallace Quoting another Goodreader comment:
"This man is too clever for me".

I'm not ironic at this time: I really think that DFW is a genius. And yet, like many geniuses he needs to focus more his undeniable talent as a novelist.
I'm not an English mother tongue and this probably explains why I've found Foster Wallace's literature uneasy to digest.


He aims too high for me. Nevertheless all my attempts to read this book properly in its original version I confess I've jumped across its pages many times.
There are many absolutely brilliant though ambitious stories in Oblivion. And some stories are more ambitious than others.

Perhaps David Foster Wallace will be remembered like the James Joyce of the twentyfirst century, but his books are not my business. Not yet, at least.