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a bizarre journey into addiction, entertainment and the absurdities of modern societies
le 10 avril 2013
A long journey into Wallace's mind, a bizarre landscape that merges a sharp taste for details (sort of Perec's "Life A User's Manual") and the darkest corners of human addiction (it sometimes reminded me of "Naked Lunch").
The book is long and heavy (had to buy a kindle to finish it), not all parts are equally interesting, but it left this reader amazed at the hyper-acuity of Wallace mind, his talent for dark humour, and his ability to distill the absurdities of the modern world into characters and situations that are at the same time completely beyond belief, and yet still resonate with our daily experiences ....