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1.0 out of 5 stars Every Wallace Story is a Minutiae Story, 1 Oct 2012
This review is from: Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Hardcover)
No dead man, you will not be read "100 years from now."

No, you were never a "genius" that nominator is for the applied sciences and complex, theoretical mathematics.

Just say no to "Infinite Jest" predicated on a missing film that needs to stay missing, or rather excised entirely from the plot because a teenager could have easily imagined David Foster Wallace's "the Entertainment" and put it to better use in a video game.

The Suicidal Embrace. This happens when any supposed "artist" (I'm not singling out Wallace in particular) comes to realize a diabolical reality. It is this:

Insanity is believing a human being can create art.

Just as Virginia Woolf waded the River Stone, Hemingway oiled his shotgun in preparation and Wallace did indeed fly for a moment, so too it will always be: suicide is made strong, will go on via its singularity of repetitiveness and endlessly, tirelessly it leads to the next man waiting in self-murderous solitude.

Chris Roberts, God of Self-Murder
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Initial post: 6 Oct 2012 01:32:37 BDT
bilburger says:
Did you actually read this book? Or did you just decide to make a sweeping and poorly worded comment on- something. I can't actually work out what it is you're trying to say.

Posted on 8 Oct 2012 10:17:01 BDT
Dan Fante says:
God of pretentious self-indulgence would be closer to the mark.

Posted on 9 Oct 2012 02:52:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Oct 2012 02:54:34 BDT
mister joe says:
ABSOLUTE jealousy pours from this review.A horrid review.....the funny thing is when these haters try to write well in a vain attempt to mimic your profile pic,it has the charm of Ted Bundy.
You have not read this book,you have not read Infinite Jest.Poor little soul at least you will get some form of response,attention from this pithy,laughable review.Is this your idea of subversion?Picking on the well read...woah....tough boy there.You do know Wallace published a book on mathmatics?Surely from reading this book you would've known.Jock.A Patrick Bateman by the looks of the soulless pic up there.

Posted on 20 Oct 2012 21:53:57 BDT
Tark Mwain says:
This guy's a failed writer with a real chip on his shoulder. Are you insecure? You give every book you read 1 star because you think you're better than people like David Foster Wallace and Will Self.

They'll be remembered, you're just a bitter internet troll with an average kindle book released.

Maybe you should feel inspired by art, rather than think you're the only one who can create it.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2012 22:09:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2012 23:51:12 BDT
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Posted on 25 Oct 2012 02:36:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2012 02:37:38 BDT
mister joe says:
I have bought,read and reviewed the book Theodore Bundy,unlike you who doesn't even know what Wallace studied,who hasn't read the book let alone bought it.I used to do this type of thing,you know write scathing reviews,one star everything.....then wait for the responses to achieve some kind of feeling in my otherwise emotionally barren life.
Its alright,poor old guy.The BEST thing to do is for anyone reading this not to leave ANY feedback.Let Theodore just stare at blank replies with his impotent rage.
As stated he looks like the type of guy who keeps a list of everyone who has ever slighted him.
And the rest of the reviews are just jokes,he cannot even write critically,with a bit of substance,lucidity......Theodore is on the spectrum.....i don't blame the guy.In this eyed time its hard to get a bit of attention....he probably attends sessions where he can elaborate about the times his au pair took his comfort blanket off him.
THAT pic........cold,creepy,glacial......Bret Easton Ellis empty.
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