Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace

Oblivion: Stories

David Foster Wallace

330 pages first pub 2004 (editions)

fiction short stories challenging dark reflective slow-paced

Description

In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness -- a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt of by any other mind....

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Community Reviews Summary of 877 reviews

Moods

challenging 88%
dark 76%
reflective 61%
funny 46%
sad 46%
emotional 42%
tense 30%
mysterious 23%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 3%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 38%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 46% | A mix: 26% | N/A: 13% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

No: 40% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 38% | N/A: 5% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

4.03

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