Infinite Jest audibook tells the narrative of this addictive entertainment and how it impacts a Boston halfway home for recovering addicts and a neighboring tennis academy, where many of the youngsters are developing their own addictions. You can enjoy it everytime and everywhere now with Free Audiobooks Online!
Infinite Jest audiobook renewed the idea of what a novel can do
Addiction (to drugs, but also to sex and fame), withdrawal, recovery, death, family relationships, absent or dead parents, mental health, suicide, sadness, entertainment, film theory, media theory, linguistics, science, Quebec separatism, national identity, and tennis as a metaphysical activity are among the themes explored in Infinite Jest audiobook. Many past works of literature are referenced directly or indirectly in the novel.
Infinite Jest audiobook offers a great (and obviously metaphorical) tale that transports the reader to a not-so-distant North America devoured by its insatiable want to be entertained… and companies willing to supply routes to satisfy those demands. Yes, this is a novel of ideas, with many strong philosophical, technical, intellectual, and meditative passages – many of which are dazzlingly well written, such as the AA meetings, Hal’s depression battle, the nature of celebrity envy, etc. but they are woven into a fun and tragic plot that is not difficult to follow with a little trust and patience with the author. This is a truly postmodern work, and because books are a type of entertainment, they are going full meta by being about the nature of entertainment itself.
Infinite Jest audiobook depicts a tennis academy, the nature of addiction, and a dystopian future in which Mexico, the United States, and Canada have merged into what DFW refers to as ONAN (Organisation of North American Nations). Canada is a nuclear wasteland in this vision of the future, where giant feral mutant rats prowl, and Quebecois separatists assassinate their enemies by giving them a copy of a VHS tape called, appropriately, ‘The Entertainment,’ which they put into their VCR player and watch on loop until they die of malnutrition/exhaustion imposed on them by their inability to stop watching such a compellingly, addictively, entertaining film.
Infinite Jest audiobook is sad, gloomy, and humorous, and it’s still relevant today, 25 years after it was released (in 1994). In fact, its take on the entire essence of entertainment, as viewed through the prisms of Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, may have foreshadowed the age of vanity and social media. The ultimate outcome is a victory for a terrible character who died far too young. His reputation as a keen watcher and reader of people – in both nonfiction and fiction – is unquestionably stable, and will stay so for a long time.
There is no happy conclusion to Infinite Jest audiobook. In fact, the novel begins with the conclusion and never truly returns to it. It’s recommended that you read it several times. On the second reading, it truly comes into its own. Unless you’re taking detailed notes, this is required by the book’s ordering. All of the conclusions are revealed in the second reading.
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