Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Reviewed by Stephen Burn
Times Literary Supplement
"Shortly before he died in 1985, Italo Calvino began a final work in which he meditated on the approaching millennium. His manuscript explored the multiple forms of fiction and the future of literature, but he chose to begin by intertwining the fate of the novel with the close of the millennium. 'It has been', he wrote, 'the millennium of the book, in that it has seen the object we call a book take on the form now familiar to us. Perhaps it is a sign of our millennium's end that we frequently wonder what will happen to literature and books in the so-called post-industrial era of technology.'..." Read the entire Times Literary Supplement review.