Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

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Written By: David Foster Wallace

Narrated By: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: December 2005

Duration: 3 hours 48 minutes


Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person?

David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.


  • Luz Arevalo

    Foster Wallace precise language and incisive sentences are such a pleasure to hear. Hearing his own voice I thought would be a bonus, but it did not turn out that way. He is a thinker and got me thinking that I may not eat lobster ever again. But is that enough?

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