6,629 total votes
Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by David Foster Wallace. The lengthy and complex work takes place in a North American dystopia, centering on a junior tennis academy and a nearby substance-abuse recovery center. The novel touches on many topics, including addiction and recovery, family relationships, entertainment and advertising, film theory, United States-Canada relations, and tennis. The novel famously includes 388 endnotes that cap almost a thousand pages of prose,...

... more on Wikipedia

Infinite Jest is ranked on...

#57 of 193 The Most Overrated Books of All Time 335k votes This list of bad books not to read is ranked by literature fans worldwide. Anyone can vote on this list of the worst books, which ...
#25 of 52 The Best Satirical Novels 1.7k votes List of the best satirical novels from various authors, such as Joseph Heller, Evelyn Waugh and Mark Twain, on various topics that...
#22 of 47 The Greatest Experimental Literature 1k votes This is a list about the greatest experimental literature; it answers the question, “What are the top experimental novels of all t...
#2 of 39 The Best Postmodern Novels 1.4k votes List of the best postmodern novels from popular postmodern authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo that are...
#35 of 104 People who voted for Infinite Jest... Men are 2x more likely to vote for this Books You'll Never Finish Reading 448k votes As Emily Dickinson famously said, "There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away," but sometimes you get halfw...
#26 of 37 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Reading 23k votes As you slide comfortably into being an adult, one fact quickly becomes evident: everyone is a big fat liar, especially when it com...
Time's Best Novels Since 1923 16k views Time Magazine's top 100 greatest English-langauge books from 1923 to the present. As a prestigious publication, Time's picks for b...
#13 of 14 The Best David Foster Wallace Books 26 votes List of the best David Foster Wallace books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and crit...

Infinite Jest is also found on...

Famous Postmodernism Books and Novels David Foster Wallace Books List Famous Satire Books and Novels List of Popular Books About Drug Addiction