The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 22 January 2008]

Review: Consider the Lobster

Excellent collection of writing from the great David Foster Wallace.

David Foster Wallace is one scary-smart individual. Consider the Lobster is a collection of essays about topics running the gamut from the McCain 2000 presidential campaign, to the porn industry, to Dostoevsky.

All the topics are tackled with Wallace’s trademark incisive wit, gargantuan vocabulary, and meandering footnotes. All are fascinating reading.

The only problem with Consider the Lobster is that it makes you realize just how dumb you really are, which might actually not be a bad thing.

Highly recommended.

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